Daily History Byte: Adonis: Europe’s oldest known tree

Scientists from Stockholm University, the University of Mainz, and the University of Arizona recently discovered this tree in Greece. There are a few other millennial trees in existence, but this one is the oldest known in Europe.

A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1075 years old.

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