• A 5,000-year-old tree in Chile has been officially recognized as the world’s oldest.
  • It is a Patagonian cypress, also known as Fitzroya cupressoides.
  • It is located in the Alerce Costero National Park and is nicknamed “Great Grandfather.”
  • It is estimated to be between 5,000 and 6,500 years old, making it the oldest living organism on Earth.
  • The Great Grandfather tree is a massive specimen, measuring 28 meters tall and 4 meters (13 Feet) in diameter.
  • It is believed to have survived several major climate changes over the centuries, including the Little Ice Age.
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