10 Of The Oldest Living Trees In The World



Alerce – Around 3,640 Years Old

Native to the Andes mountains, the Alerce is a common name given to the Fitzorya cupressoides. Almost all of those trees are extremely old, with some larger specimens still living to this day. A wide-spread botanist believe is that the Alerce are the second-longest living trees on Earth, with the oldest known living specimen being around 3,640 years old.

The Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses – 2,000 to 4,000 Years Old

Sitting just only 5 miles from one of the most active volcanoes in the world in the face of Etna in Sicily, the Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses is believed to be as old as 2,000 to 4,000 years old. With a circumference of nearly 190 feet, it is also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the greatest tree girth in the world.