Top 10 oldest trees of the world

nature & geography

Throughout history trees have played a very important role for the human race. Referred to as ‘the lungs of the earth’ the combined forests of the earth (most notably the Amazon jungle) provide uys with fresh air. Moreover, trees grow very old, spending their life at one place. Pretty relaxed, in a way. So what are the oldest trees on earth? The next top 10 list of oldest trees is all about those mighty old giants that wake over their little brothers!

Top 10 oldest trees in the world

  1. General Sherman, Sequoia National Park, California, United States – 2.500 years old (est.)
  2. Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses, Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy – between 2.000 – 4.000 years old
  3. Jōmon Sugi, Yakushima, Japan – between 2.000 – 5.000 years old
  4. Olive Tree of Vouves, Crete, Greece – 3.000 years old
  5. Patriarca da Floresta, Brazil – 3.000 years old
  6. The Senator, Florida, United States – 3.500 years old, The Senator recently burned down after a drug incident. RIP
  7. Alerce, Andes, Chili – 3.640 years old (est.)
  8. Llangernyw Yew, Wales, United Kingdom – 4.000 years old (est.)
  9. Sarv-e Abarqu, Yazd province, Iran – at least 4.000 years old
  10. Methuselah, White Mountains, California, United States – 4.841 years old