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The world's 10 oldest living trees

By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 27, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Patriarca da Floresta branches

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Patriarca da Floresta

This tree, an example of the species Cariniana legalis named Patriarca da Floresta in Brazil, is estimated to be over 2,000 years old, making it the oldest non-conifer in Brazil. The tree is believed to be sacred, but its species is widely threatened due to forest clearing in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.