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...
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 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.
The Heaviest Living Organism in the World Pando, is a clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen; it’s actually just one living creature with one massive underground root system. A clonal organism is a group of genetically identic individuals that have grown in a given location; it’s basically just one individual, these trees are actually one tree. All originated vegetatively, not sexually.
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!