Top 10 Oldest Trees in the World

Elmira | 03 - 13 - 2020
Top 10 Oldest Trees in the World

There are some trees in the world which have existed for millions of years. Let’s bring into view the top ten oldest trees in the whole world. These ancient trees have witnessed the rise and fall of human civilization and climate changes.

Shall we start now?

10. Alerce


1. What Is the Oldest Oak Tree in the World?
  • A. Jurupa Oak
  • B. Angel Oak
  • C. Patriarca da Floresta
  • D. None of the above


Alerce is one of the oldest trees on Earth. Its common name is Fitzroya cupressoides, called as a towering tree from Andes Mountains. Several botanists consider this to be the second-longest tree in the world.

9. Sarv-e Abarkuh

9. Sarv-e Abarkuh


Sarv-e Abarkuh is recognized as a 5000-year-old tree on Earth, also called the “Zoroastrian Sarv,”. It is a cypress tree that lives in Yazd province. Its estimated age is between 4, 000 – 5,000 years old.

This tree was planted by an Iranian prophet Zoroaster, or Japheth, who is the third son of the Biblical Figure Noah.

8. Methuselah



Methuselah, a bristlecone pine tree is the oldest tree in the USA, called the non-clonal tree on Earth. It still stands on the White Mountains of California and its estimated age is 4,850 years.

7. Prometheus



Prometheus is a long-living pine tree, found in Wheeler Peak, Nevada, USA. Its age is suspected to be over 4900 years.

6. Old Tjikko

Old Tjikko


At first, Old Tjikko was declared as the world’s oldest tree and was found in Sweden in 2008. Its age is around 10,000 years old. Old Tjikko is also a clone.

5. Llangernyw Yew

Llangernyw Yew


This amazing tree is about 4,000 years old and exists in a churchyard of St. Dygain’s Church in Llangernyw village in North Wales. Yes. It is still growing.

4. Zoroastrian Sarv 

Zoroastrian Sarv 


This incredible tree resides in Iran, known as an Iranian national monument. It is believed that Zoroastrian Sarv is the oldest living Asian tree and witnessed countless human civilizations.

3. The Senator

The Senator


This wonderful Senator got its name from sen. M.O. Overstreet who donated the tree in 1927. Its age is around 3,500 years old, resides in Florida and height is 40 feet approximately. 

2. Patriarca da Floresta

Patriarca da Floresta


This incredible tree is an example of the species Cariniana legalis called Patriarca da Floresta in Brazil. It is estimated to be around 2000 years old. That makes it the world’s oldest non-conifer in Brazil. It is considered as a sacred tree.

1. Pando



Pando is one of the oldest trees in the world and also known as one of the oldest living organisms. Its estimated age is around 80,000 years. Pando comes under a clonal colony and shares one territory root system.

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