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The world’s oldest known living tree sprouted sometime during the last Ice Age,
roughly 9,550 years ago. This 16-foot spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden
may look more like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, but don’t be fooled: this
little guy’s root system got started back when the British Isles were still
connected to Europe by an ice bridge. According to Wired,
geologist Leif Kullman, who discovered the tree, named it after his dead dog.