Dec 082015
 

Sweden's Norway Spruce

Growing atop Fulufjället Mountain in the Dalarna province of Sweden, you will find Old Tjikko, a 9,550-year-old Norway Spruce. And yes, it does look a bit like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

The Norway Spruce, Picea abies, is native to Central and Eastern Europe, and can grow to an astounding 180 feet in height. At only 16 feet tall, Old Tjikko, discovered in 2004 by geologist Leif Kullman and named after Tjikko, his dead dog, is believed to be the oldest living tree on Earth, coming in at 9,550-years-old.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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