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Although 9 years has passed look who is the basketball player that was active and present in Korean Basketball League 2008 when girls' Generation performed Kissing You. watch the link it is an article- video that I published on the same day. http://naomispenny.blogspot.com/2017/09/080301-snsd-kissing-you-girls.html#.WcevpfOg-dt
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Note: There is nothing wrong if we had an idea or suggestion of how to make a difference if not an entire country for it is costly that much so start with the most flood prone area and it is not only applicable to a one specific country with all the climate change effect nothing or no one is spared of its domino effect or sometimes being a gradually,if being noticed begins below sea level.
Many trees have borne witness to the rise and fall of many civilizations. Through it all they inspire generation upon generation of humans to strive to achieve the same quiet elegance and wisdom that they embody.
Here is a list of 10 of some of the oldest trees in the world. There are different ways of ranking and classifying the age of trees. For the purpose of this list, the trees and tree colonies included are those that have been verified by carbon dating.
The sacred fig tree – found in the Mahamewna Gardens of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. This tree is said to be a sapling from the very tree, the Sri Maha Bodhi tree of Bodh Gaya, under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The sapling was taken to Sri Lanka and planted in 249 BC. It is the oldest living, human-planed tree in the world that has a documented planting date. Buddhists around the world recognize this tree as one of the most sacred and revered relics, and many people make a pilgrimage to this site each year.
Photo by: A team of scientists and photographers led by Michael Nichols - the photographer who pioneered the technique of stitching together 126 individual images to create this full length shot.
9 - The President Tree (3200 years old)
This majestic sequoia tree resides in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park in California, USA. The President is not the tallest tree in the world, yet, it is the third largest tree in the world when ranked by the volume of its trunk. In tree symbolism, the sequoia signifies longevity of life, as well as aiming for the highest in life and living your dreams.
Found in Alerce Costero National Park, located in Los Rios, Chile, this “Great Grandfather” tree Patagonian Cyprus. Remains found at the site of Monte Verde hint that these trees were used over 13,000 years ago for making tools and weapons. During the time of the Spanish Conquest of South America, these trees became an important source of timber and currency in the region. Today, they are protected by the government, and logging them is illegal.
A great basin bristlecone pine, for the longest time, thought to the oldest – lone standing (non-clonal) tree in the world, this tree can be found in Inyo County California, USA. In 2012, another tree in the same area was discovered and revealed to be a few hundred years older.
Photo by: James R. Bouldin
6 - Old Hara (5065 yeard old)
A great basin bristlecone pine, the tree that in 2012, was discovered to be the oldest, non clonal tree in the world – usurping Methusela’s title.
Picture: Vanessa Hunter Source: The Australian
5 – Old Huon Pine (3,000 – 10,000 years old)
Found in Mount Read, Tasmania, Australia, while some of the individual trees amount to only being about 3,000 years old, the clonal grove that they are a part of has stood for over 10,000 years.
Photo by: Lisa Oberg
4 – Old Rasmus (9,500 years old)
This Norway Spruce, can be found in Härjedalen, Sweden, a province of Sweden that originally belonged to Norway, but was ceded to Sweden in 1645. The tree is named for the dog of the scientist who discovered it.
Photo by: Karl Brodowsky
3 – Old Tjikko (9,550 years old)
Norway Spruce found in Fulufjället National Park, Dalarna, Sweden is around the same age as Old Rasmus. Carbon dating makes it difficult to ascertain which one is older. At the moment, it seems that Old Tjikko is older. This tree is also named for one of the dogs that were part of the team that did the research field work regarding the ages of these trees.
Photo by: Rachel Sussman (Click on her name to see more about her project documenting the Oldest Living things in the World)
2 – Jurupa Oak (13,000 years old)
Palmer Oak grove found in the Jurupa Mountains of California, USA. A clonal tree – the entire grove of gnarled, stunted trees makes up one organism. Initially it was overlooked and thought to be an isolated grove of trees until scientists looked more closely at the trees – noting that they did not produce fertile acorns, therefore they had to be a clonal tree.
Photo by: J Zapell Source: Wikipedia Commons
1 – Pando (80,000 – 1,000,000 years old)
This quiet, trembling giant - quaking aspen grove found in Fishlake National Forest, Utah, USA spans over 107 acres and has over 47,000 stems. The combined weight of the stems and root system make this the heaviest organism in the world at just over 6000 tons. Thus, making it not only the oldest tree system, but also the heaviest.
All rights reserved to the original writer's sources. NOTE: I HOPE THAT THESE TREES STILL EXIST AND NOT GET AFFECTED NOR EXTINCT NOR WIPE OUT NOR UPROOTED DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE STRONG TYPHOON/ HURRICANE/ FLASH FLOOD /DROUGHT AND ILLEGAL LOGGING AND MINING . SO LET US GATHER OURSELVES TO PROTECT THE TREES AND CONTINUE THE TREE PLANTING.