National Geographic is reporting researchers have found and located the world’s oldest living tree — a 13 foot tall Norway Spruce.

The actual trunk of the tree has a life span of about 600 years, but because the tree’s roots remain alive even after the trunk has died and sprouted a replacement, this particular tree is estimated to be 9,550 years old.

No word yet from California’s Methuselah tree … or this guy, for that matter:


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