Even though human life expectancy is higher than ever, we still have a considerably low life span. Living our day to day lives we rarely tend to think about how old life around us really is. And while architectural wonders are here to remind us, it’s far more inspiring and honoring to see a living beasts withstand the struggles of time and stand still and strong to this day. With a lifespan of thousands of years, here are 10 of the oldest living trees in the world.
General Sherman – 2,500 Years Old
A mighty and giant sequoia, which still stands to this day is found the Sequoia National Park in California, US. Aged as old as 2,500 years old by experts it was also one of the world’s largest trees in existence, before its biggest branch broke off, back in 2006.
The Olive Tree of Vouves – 2,000 to 3,000 Years Old
Found on the Greek island of Crete, the Olive Tree of Vouves is one of the oldest olive trees in the world. Estimated to be around 2,000 to 3,000 years old, the Olive Tree of Vouves still produces great olives, which are highly praised, to this day!