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Europe is home to some even longer-lived trees, but these have yet to be officially dated.

[Nature's Giants: Photos of the Tallest Trees on Earth] ) is believed to have taken root sometime during Britain's Bronze Age.

Dendrochronology or tree-ring dating is the scientific method of dating using the annual nature of tree growth in suitable tree species.

Dendrochronology allows the exact calendar year in which each tree rings was formed to be established enabling the precise dating of trees and timbers.

Old Tjikko is suspected to be the only living trunk of an ancient clonal colony like the Pando.

She frequently contributes stories to the Life’s Little Mysteries series on Live Science, which provides scientific explanations for everyday phenomena, general science topics, and anything that might make your day a bit more interesting.

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Though these are some of the oldest individual trees in the world, they are technically not the oldest living organisms.

There are several clonal colonies — which are made up of genetically identical trees connected by a single root system — that are much older.