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Monday, 22 August 2016

Pindus Mountains, Greece: 1,075-Year-Old Pine Named ‘Adonis’, Europe’s Oldest-Known Living Tree



From National Geographic - Posted by David Maxwell Braun, National Geographic Society.

"A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1,075 years old, says a team of scientists from Stockholm University (Sweden), the University of Mainz (Germany) and the University of Arizona (USA). This makes it currently the oldest-known living tree in Europe".

"It is one of more than a dozen individuals of millennial age living in a treeline forest in the Pindos mountains".

Scientists discover grove of 1,000-year-old trees in Greece, MNN

See also:

Trees and the sacred in modern Greece. Sacred Natural Sites: Sources of Biocultural Diversity


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