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    So much for Methuselah (age 4768 years) in California's White Mountains.

    There's a tree in Sweden that's over 9550 years old.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7353357.stm

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    But the tree you see above ground isn't nearly that old. Only the root system.

    The trees in California have been growing above ground for 4,000+ years.
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