A sapling of the oldest tree in the world will raise in Prague

“As old as Methuselah” is said. The oldest living organism on Earth has this name. It is a “long-aged pine” (pinus longaeva) living in United States. The tree has 4,780 years and it is older than Giza pyramids in Egypt. Prague now has a one sapling of this tree.

Vaclav Vetvicka plant the small tree in Botanical garden Faculty of science of Charles University, Prague. The tree was brought by David Millarch, US gardener, founder of old trees survival project -Champion Tree.

Methuselah has only ten saplings and no more is now allowed for this time. Nine of them are in USA and the tenth is in Czech Republic now. The little tree with the name Methuselah Jr. will spend next fifty years in a glasshouse, protected against external influences and a theft.

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