The world’s oldest tree is 9,500-years-old and it’s located in Sweden. Professor Leif Kullman named the Norwegian Spruce “Old Tjikko” after his Siberian husky, after he discovered it in 2004. The visible part of this amazing tree is around 13 feet high (4 meters), which is very surprising after 9,550 years of continuous growth.
The age of the world’s oldest tree was determined though carbon-14 dating, by Leif Kullman, Physical Geography professor at Umeå University.
“During the ice age sea level was 120 meters lower than today and much of what is now the North Sea in the waters between England and Norway was at that time forest,” says Professor Kullman.
Since its discovery, this amazing Norwegian Spruce tree, “Old Tjikko”, has caught the attention of thousands of explorers and nature lovers from all over the world, being a must-see objective for any person passionate about Mother Nature and its amazing miracles.