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15 December 2021, 09:11

Monumental trees across world witness history

Photo: aa.com.tr
Photo: aa.com.tr

ANKARA, 15 December (BelTA - Anadolu Agensy). - Monumental trees registered and protected in different parts of the world and accepted as natural heritage defy time.

One of the world's oldest trees is the 4,852-year-old Methuselah – named after the famed 969-year-old man in the Bible and the Quran – according to data from One Tree Planted, a charity that helps with reforestation efforts.

Considered one of the oldest non-clonal trees, Methuselah's location has not been disclosed in order to protect it from prying eyes and damage, but it is thought to be located in the White Mountains of California, US.

Methuselah, considered a Bristlecone Pine species, can grow in soils where other trees have difficulty growing. Its trunk is full of resin and it can survive even if it loses 90% of its bark.

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