This is Pando, but it isn’t a forest– it’s all one tree. Each trunk of the Quaking Aspen is genetically identical and connected by a single root system that’s at least 80,000 years old, which means it’s one of the biggest and oldest living things on...
PANDO THE TREMBLING GIANT 80,000 Y.O. Roots 13,200,000 LBS. Clone-Colony Male QUAKING ASPEN. —A Single Living Organism, Born in the Pleistocene, Among The Oldest Living & The Heaviest Ever Known. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_(tree) https://Pinterest.com/johnjliam/nature-does-it/
Fish Lake National Forest. From Wiki: Pando is a clonal colony of a single male Quaking Aspen determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers and one massive underground root system. The plant is estimated to weigh collectively 6,000,000 kg (6,600 short tons), making it the heaviest known organism. The root system of Pando is an estimated 80,000 years old, among the oldest known living organisms.
Pando is the clonal colony of a single male Quaking Aspen. It is located in Fishlake National Forest, Utah, United States is estimated to be 80,000 years old and covers around 107 acres of land and consists of 47,000 stems with an average age of 130 years each stem. The stems continually die and are renewed by its roots. It has a massive underground root system and with a weight of 6 million kilograms making it one of the heaviest and massive known living organism of the world.
This is Pando, aka The Quaking Giant, the largest living organism and possibly the oldest too. Pando is a clonal-colony of around 47,000 genetically identical quaking aspen stems that covers 43 hectares (106 acres), weighs roughly 6,600 tons and is an estimated 80,000 years old! To put this into context, when Pando’s seed first sprouted, modern humans had barely set foot out of Africa.
Pando tree is a clonal colony (a bunch of trees with the same genes) connected by a massive root system, estimated to be 80,000 years old and is among the oldest oldest living organisms on our planet. Fascinating!
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