Where Is The Oldest Tree In Britain?


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It is difficult to say for sure which tree is the oldest, but according to the data provided by the royal forestry society, the Fortingall Yew in Tayside is the oldest tree in Britain, although they are also not very sure of that. The tree is believed to be around three thousand years old.

The information about the age of a tree is falls under the area of science called dendrochronology and it determines the age by precisely examining the rings of the tree. The rings provide information about the environment events which includes volcanic eruptions also. When an expert watches the rings he can precisely determine the age of a tree.

Besides being home to the above mentioned tree, Britain is also known to be the home of largest number of ancient trees in Europe.

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