April 17th, 2008, 12:10 PM #1
The worlds oldest tree(9550 Years old) found in Sweden.
From the article:The world's oldest tree has been found in Sweden, a tenacious spruce that first took root just after the end of the last ice age, more than 9,500 years ago.
The tree has rewritten the history of the climate in the region, revealing that it was much warmer at that time and the ice had disappeared earlier than thought.It had been thought that this region was still in the grip of the ice age but the tree shows it was much warmer, even than today, he says.
“Spruces are the species that can best give us insight about climate change,” he says.
The summers 9,500 years ago were warmer than today, though there has been a rapid recent rise as a result of climate change that means modern climate is rapidly catching up.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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April 17th, 2008, 12:17 PM #2
Amazing if true!
Not a great picture in the article, but it sure doesn't look like a 9500 year old tree. Compared to the really old tree's you see in the Pacific northwest, or Africa.
April 17th, 2008, 01:11 PM #3
Funny, I just saw an blurb in the Metro newspaper about a 4600-year-old tree in California claimed to be the "oldest living thing on earth"...and this one looked the age. It's called a bristlecone pine, and it goes by the name of 'Methuselah'.
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April 17th, 2008, 11:36 PM #4
Firewood. Maybe by lightning strike or human hand. Wouldnt you have to cut and count the rings? So what's the second oldest tree?
April 18th, 2008, 06:23 AM #5Wouldnt you have to cut and count the rings?
The bristlecone pines are a small group of pine trees (Family Pinaceae, genus Pinus, subsection Balfourianae) that were previously thought to reach an age far greater than that of any other single living organism known, up to nearly 5,000 years, up until Swedish researchers found a spruce in Dalarna that has been dated to just under 10,000 years old.
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April 18th, 2008, 08:47 AM #6
Carbon datingAt first it was thought that Oetzi died from exposure to cold but wounds on his hands and an arrowhead lodged in his back suggest a more violent death
April 18th, 2008, 08:58 AM #7
The oldest tree, in Fulu Mountain, Dalarna (“the dales”), was dated by carbon dating at a laboratory in Miami, Florida to 9,550 years old and underneath the crown in the soil there were another three generations of wood from the same clone, dating 375, 5,660 and 9,000 years old that have the same genetic makeup.
April 18th, 2008, 11:26 AM #8
I think they drill a core sample, then match other samples of part of the "original trees" underground and come up with an age.Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
April 18th, 2008, 02:00 PM #9
I believe Robert Byrd is a bit older than that tree, but still just as sharp!!
April 19th, 2008, 01:11 AM #10
April 19th, 2008, 06:14 AM #11Originally Posted by bizkitkid2001At first it was thought that Oetzi died from exposure to cold but wounds on his hands and an arrowhead lodged in his back suggest a more violent death
April 19th, 2008, 12:57 PM #12
April 19th, 2008, 12:58 PM #13
But if I just said it...what's the point in saying it again?At first it was thought that Oetzi died from exposure to cold but wounds on his hands and an arrowhead lodged in his back suggest a more violent death
April 19th, 2008, 01:00 PM #14
April 19th, 2008, 01:04 PM #15
It's not a problem. I was just inquiring the reasons as to why you felt it necessary to answer a question that's already been answered.
Usually people are so quick to post the answer they don't read anything beneath the question. But it appears you intentionally answered the question again.
April 19th, 2008, 01:11 PM #16
I'm not getting agressive. The reason you believe I am getting agressive is because you are reading way to much into this thread.
Is there a rule saying that if someone answers the question that should be the end of the conversation of the thread?
Porsche, I advise that you start taking things with a grain of salt on the internet. To me, you seem like you get annoyed or irritated by the fact that someone posts an answer after you have.
April 19th, 2008, 01:15 PM #17
April 19th, 2008, 01:18 PM #18I believe Robert Byrd is a bit older than that tree, but still just as sharp!!
April 19th, 2008, 01:22 PM #19
April 19th, 2008, 10:44 PM #20
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