Oldest living tree in the world is only about 4,845 years old

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Oldest living tree in the world is only about 4,845 years old
Dec 27, 2012

The oldest living tree estimated by tree ring dating is a tree named 'Methuselah,' in Inyo County, California, USA.  It is quite interesting that it is estimated to be 4,845 years old, which is in the ball park for the date of Noah's flood which was about 4,531 years ago (approx 2519 BC).

Bear in mind though that it is possible for trees to produce more than one tree ring per year, particularly in moist, warm conditions, so this can make a tree seem older than it actually is.

Since there is no living tree in the world that is currently more than 5000 years old, this gives weight that Noah's flood was truly a global flood, not just a local flood around the black sea.

Refs:

http://www.rmtrr.org/oldlist.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_trees

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