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Saturday, December 3, 2016

In Europe found the oldest tree is “contemporary” Prince Igor


In Greece discovered a tree that is 1075 years, it begin to grow in 941, when Igor made a trip to Byzantium. About the discovery reported by scientists at the University of Stockholm. Together with the staff of two universities — the German in Mainz and the us, in Arizona, they found Bosnian pine grown in Greece.


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The tree is located in the North of Greece, in the mountains of Pindos. Its age was determined by the classical method — counted tree rings, taking the pine “analysis”.

The pine tree was given the name of the Greek God Adonis.

Dendrochronology found nearby relatives Adonis” – a few more trees around the millennial age.

The Bosnian pine is also called the pine of Geldreich (famous biologist). This species grows at altitudes from 900 to 2500 m above sea level, in the European South-East, reaches 35 meters in height. The longevity of these trees — known fact. By the way, still it was claimed that in Bulgaria there are pine trees at the age of about 1,300 years, but serious scientific research was not conducted.

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