The world's oldest tree, a 9,550 year old spruce, was recently discovered in Sweden. This new-found spindly record holder is old even for a tree... right? Perhaps you are asking: How long does a tree live? While there are a few ancient giants (and dwarfs) who have seen humans move from tribal life to the modern industrial world, most trees don't have much more than human lifespans. Like animals, the lifespan of a tree depends on its species.
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