Is this the oldest tree in the world?

Is this the oldest tree in the world?

That the oldest tree in the world may have stood for centuries when the first boulders were erected at Stonehenge, new research suggests.

The old giant, an alarm (Fitzroya cupressoides), known as “Gran Abuelo” (or great-grandfather in Spanish), perched above a canyon in the Chilean Andes, could be around 5,400 years old, a new computer model suggests. If this date can be confirmed, the Gran Abuelo would be almost 600 years older than the current official record holder (opens in new tab) for the oldest tree in the world, a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) known as “Methuselah” in California.

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