May 11, 2021

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Oldest Tree On Earth: The Curse Of The Methuselah Tree (Nature History Documentary) | Timeline

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31 thoughts on “Oldest Tree On Earth: The Curse Of The Methuselah Tree (Nature History Documentary) | Timeline

  1. I grew up with my mother saying that different things, including different quotes as being "…as old as Methuselah"…so cool to know it's a tree ..that it's THIS tree♥️

  2. thanks for ruining an otherwise good show with ads. i guarantee you that i will never ever purchase any product thats ad has intruded upon my trying to view something interesting

  3. Human stupidity is infinite. This guy cutting down the tree is a egocentric shame. For this human age is just numbers to count when for other humans age is wisdom, history, life.

  4. The Baobab trees native to Africa are together with Redwood firs the trees that are recorded as the oldest, each with still living specimens that seeded sometme doing the last Ice Age, some 12.000 years ago. Even without those, there are lots of tree species like the Bodhi, the Banyan and the oak trees that ticks in agewise in the 5000-6000 year range. Just saying – still a nice poetically inclined telling the tale of the Methuselah.

  5. The fact that the tree causes one to be cursed if they should work on it is very scary. If only this tree would catch fire, instead of 2 million acres at the Pacific coast of California. Methuselah is a 4,852-year-old. It's a Great Basin bristle cone pine tree growing high in the White Mountains of Inyo County in eastern California near the Nevada state line. Also, Methuselah was 4,789 years old when sampled in 1957, with an estimated germination date of 2833 BC. Since this tree ages back to this date, using tree rings, research shows precipitation patterns that date back to 1983 BC.

  6. Fraud alert: This is NOT the oldest tree on Earth! It is insignificant compared to Australia's 43,000-year-old king’s holly (Lomatia tasmanica), found in Tasmania.

    Also in NSW, Australia, grows the Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis) and this tree species clones itself, forming exact genetic copies. Thought to be extinct until a remnant population was discovered in 1994, the trunk of the oldest above-ground component, known as the Bill Tree, is about 400-450 years old.

    But the pine sprouts multiple trunks, so the Bill Tree’s roots may be more than 1,000 years old. There is also substantial evidence that the tree has been cloning itself and its unique genes ever since it disappeared from the fossil record more than 60 million years ago.

  7. Extremely poor attempt to make it dramatically luring!
    The poetry, talking to the tree as if its real, etc etc dumb chit
    Could have been an great documentary if they at least toned that chit down a bit!

  8. "Two and a half thousand years before christ was born"…..LOL… There is no historical evidence if christ existed or when he was born or what he did. Maybe there was someone called "David" or "christ", but most of their stories are fairy tales. And to use fairy tales in a historical video is a bad bad idea..LOL

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