The Oldest Trees on the Planet

Jōmon Sugi Tree

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The Jōmon Sugi “cryptomeria tree’’s 83-foot height and 53-foot girth makes it the largest conifer in Japan. The tree grows in a misty, old-growth forest on the north face of the tallest mountain on Yakushima island in Japan. Tree rings indicate the venerable cryptomeria is at least 2,000 years old, though some estimate it could be as old as 7,000 years.”
From “The Oldest Trees on the Planet by Tia Ghose, posted March 17, 2010.

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