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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.
However, due to the indiscriminate logging in the 19th century, the exact maximum age of the species has not yet been established.
The giant sequoia is a redwood tree native to California along the slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The tree's true age was revealed by carbon-14 dating its root system.
According to a statement from Umeå University, scientists found four generations of spruce remains at the site, all with the same genetic makeup.
Umeå University also reported that a cluster of around 20 spruces were found in the Swedish mountains that are estimated to be over 8,000 years old.The oldest individual tree in the world is a 5,066 year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine.It is located in the White Mountains of California.Trees appeared on Earth millions of years ago and have been an integral part of the diversification of life on earth.Some trees grow to become the largest living organisms in the world such as the giant sequoia.