Top 10 Oldest living Trees In The World

A Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) located in the White Mountains of California, USA. Estimated to be around 4,850 years old.

1. Methuselah

Also a Great Basin bristlecone pine, Prometheus was cut down in 1964. It was estimated to be over 4,900 years old at the time of its felling, making it one of the oldest known trees before its demise.


Not a single tree but rather a clonal colony of quaking aspen trees (Populus tremuloides) in Utah, USA. While the individual stems may not be as old, the colony itself is estimated to be around 80,000 years old.


A Fitzroya cupressoides tree in Chile, estimated to be around 3,600 to 3,800 years old.


A Cryptomeria japonica tree in Japan, estimated to be around 2,180 years old.

5. Sugi Tree of Jomon

A sacred fig tree (Ficus religiosa) in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, claimed to have been propagated from the original Bodhi tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. It's estimated to be over 2,200 years old.

6. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

Another Norway spruce (Picea abies) in Sweden, which is considered a clonal tree. The estimated age of the roots is around 9,550 years, making it one of the world's oldest living organisms.

7.Old Tjikko

A bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) tree in Florida, USA, which was approximately 3,500 years old before it was destroyed by a fire in 2012.

8.The Senator

A European yew (Taxus baccata) in Scotland, UK, estimated to be around 5,000 years old.

9.Fortingall Yew

A bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in California, USA, estimated to be around 4,600 years old.

10.Saratoga Tree

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