This is Pando, but it isn’t a forest– it’s all one tree. Each trunk of the Quaking Aspen is genetically identical and connected by a single root system that’s at least 80,000 years old, which means it’s one of the biggest and oldest living things on...

This is Pando, but it isn’t a forest– it’s all one tree. Each trunk of the Quaking Aspen is genetically identical and connected by a single root system that’s at least 80,000 years old, which means it’s one of the biggest and oldest living things on...

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The Oldest Living Organism on Earth – Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, California

The Oldest Living Organism on Earth – Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, California

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Pando (Latin for "I spread") is also known as The Trembling Giant, is a clonal colony of one male quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in Utah. Determined to be a single living organism & the oldest one living - with one massive underground root system (covering 106 acres) & 40,000 stems (trunks) that look like individual trees.

Pando (Latin for "I spread") is also known as The Trembling Giant, is a clonal colony of one male quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in Utah. Determined to be a single living organism & the oldest one living - with one massive underground root system (covering 106 acres) & 40,000 stems (trunks) that look like individual trees.

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There’s an entire forest in Fish Lake Forest, Utah made up of one single tree! The tree is 80,000 yrs old, weighs 6,600 tons, covers 106 acres, and is named "Pando". It is a quaking aspen.

There’s an entire forest in Fish Lake Forest, Utah made up of one single tree! The tree is 80,000 yrs old, weighs 6,600 tons, covers 106 acres, and is named "Pando". It is a quaking aspen.

Pando Aspen Fishlake National Forest This is the largest single organism on earth - every tree is a clone that shares the same root system and DNA.

Pando Aspen Fishlake National Forest This is the largest single organism on earth - every tree is a clone that shares the same root system and DNA.

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Pando, the world's largest living thing, is dying. But conservationists have found an unexpected way to protect it.

Pando, the world's largest living thing, is dying. But conservationists have found an unexpected way to protect it.

Pando, a clonal colony of quaking aspen -- all the trees are technically clonal shoots of the same tree, with one enormous root system.

Pando, a clonal colony of quaking aspen -- all the trees are technically clonal shoots of the same tree, with one enormous root system.

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