22 Aug '16, 2pm

The oldest living tree in Europe has survived over 1,000 years

The oldest living tree in Europe has survived over 1,000 years

A pine tree rooted in Greece is thought to be the oldest living tree in Europe . Nicknamed Adonis and approximately 1,075 years old, this Bosnian pine has seen more history than any other single tree. The most impressive feat is that, despite having the capability to clone itself, this individual giant has survived centuries without having to do so. There are tree systems that have technically lived for upwards of 10,000 years, but the individual plants themselves are not the originals. Trees that can spawn asexually produce clones which can live for hundreds of years, meaning they are genetically identical to their predecessors, yet not the same plant. That Adonis has lived so long is pretty extraordinary, especially when considering the tree is found just a few miles from civilization . Related: The private life of Hyperion, the world’s tallest tree Dendrochronologists e...

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