According to a new study published in Research Research Communications, researchers in the North Carolina, US wetlands have discovered a bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) at least 2,624 years old.
This discovery has made rare and rare bald cypress trees one of the oldest clones in the world .
Researchers have discovered this ancient cypress while studying the rings of ancient trees in the region in an effort to reunite the climate history of eastern America.
Previous research has identified a number of trees in the life expectancy range from 1,000 to 1,650 years old but all fall far short of the lifespan of the newly discovered bald cypress.
In addition to the 2,624-year-old individual reported above, researchers found a 2,088-year-old cypress tree in the area.
Although rare and precious trees including the thousand-year-old cypress cypress are described in the study of living on the protected area of the North Carolina Nature Reserve, their existence is still threatened by Biomass exploitation and exploitation activities are taking place elsewhere in the river, as well as industrial pollution and climate change.
Currently, scientists are still working on ways to preserve this extremely rare bald cypress tree.