The world's 10 oldest living trees
The Methuselah tree is remarkably close to the the time of Noah's flood, both around 4300-4500 years ago...
The general sherman tree is only about 2200 years old but it is the world largest tree in the world. You can see a video about the tree here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSwFmUyQn2Q
NOT LOOK HERE!
Hyperion is the name of a Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in Northern California that was measured at 115.61 metres (379.3 ft), which ranks it as the world's tallest known living tree.
Sequoias are the biggest known species I grant you, though not the oldest (cyprus or yew perhaps?), but there is always room for doubt.Perhaps the article should have been called 'Probably the 10 tallest trees in the world'. Or 'The 10 tallest trees in America', given that many Americans think, like the Chinese in the past, that nothing and nobody exists outside their young country...?
To be born is to become beautiful, but to witness life throughout the ages is to see beauty. Living for long periods gives you the benefit to see people grow and become more beautiful and yourself become beautiful within.
We are all beautiful people, some of us just don't show it on the outside.
I used to live in Longwood and had no idea about the ancient trees. I would have loved to seet hat tree and I hope the person no monster that did this has a horrible life!
That makes me blind with RAGE! There's no telling what I'd do to an idiot I caught in the act of doing something like this
God made the trees and nurture them. They are one of God's beautiful creations. Through them, we live and breath life.
According to this article the oldest tree is even older, and not by a hair...
Had a discussion with several friends about the age and aloneness of these things and how trees are so complex and even possibly sentient. So your comment really got to me.
These trees are older than the dinosaur's. That means they where a witness to what ever it was that wiped out Dino. WOW. If they could talk. The things we could learn.
My eyes see a couple in an embrace, not a single tree at all!
Beautiful, graceful, integrated; perhaps a visual metaphor for consciousness. Thanks for posting these images of wisdom, peace and inspiration.