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Trees are truly ancient beings . They have a very long evolutionary history, but some of the oldest trees in the world have overseen the rise and fall of some of the greatest empires in human history . These magnificent plants provide us with oxygen, food, and raw materials today, and their ancestors have helped fuel and build our civilizations for thousands of years. The following 7 are some of the oldest trees in the world and all are true ancient lifeforms. In fact, many of these could, conceivably, live for a lot longer if left to their own devices . What/Where was the first tree on earth? Trees are some of the oldest organisms on the planet. They first evolved around 370 million years ago and it is currently estimated that there are over 3 trillion mature trees in the world. The earliest forms for trees in the fossil record are tree ferns, horsetails, and lycophytes. These plants evolved sometime in the Carboniferous period. However, there might be some evidence that pushes their evolution back by around 15 million years to the Middle Devonian period – roughly 385 million years ago . A fossil, called Wattieza , was […]

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