The world’s oldest living tree is named after a Siberian husky named ‘Old Tjikko’, a name bestowed upon the tree by the dog’s owner, Professor Leif Kullman. Professor Kullman discovered the Norwegian Spruce Tree growing in Sweden in 1994. The ancient tree is double the age of trees previously assumed to be the oldest trees still standing. So how old is ‘Old Tjikko?’
The pretty tree may not look much different than the surrounding foliage, but it is much older at 9,500 years old! The Norwegian spruce continues to grow today 2,985 feet atop a shrubby mountain in Dalarna Province.