The world’s oldest tree turns 4847 this year

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All information about it is kept under wraps. Chances are you already saw it but didn’t know it. The Forest Service is afraid that people would try to find the tree and cut it down. This is the reason why it didn’t even release a photo of the tree to the general public. While too many this attitude might seem to be very protective over a tree, the Forest Service has its reasons.

The world’s oldest-known tree was back in 1964 an ancient pine located in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park. The tree got however chopped down by a graduate student in 1964 when he reportedly got his drill bit stuck in the tree. Then, with the help of some foresters, the tree was cut down in order to remove his tool.

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