Ancient Spruce

Scientists in Sweden have discovered a pretty old tree:

Researchers had discovered a spruce with genetic material dating back 9,550 years in the Fulu mountain in Dalarna, according to Leif Kullmann, a professor of Physical Geography at the university in northwestern Sweden.

That would mean it had taken root in roughly the year 7,542 BC.

So in other words, this tree’s life began a few thousand years before construction began on the Egyptian pyramids. Incredible stuff.

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