They say that trees live for thousands of years. Like many things that “they” say, there is a germ of truth in the saying (even though it is mostly false).
|King’s Holly, or Lomatia tasmanica, can form clones nearly 50,000 years old.|
The vast majority of trees that burst forth from seeds dropped on the Australian continent die before reaching maturity, and in fact most die within a few years of germination.
But depending on how you define a tree, a very select few trees can live for an astoundingly long time.
Read the piece on The Conversation - “Where the old things are: Australia’s most ancient tree.”