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Scientists discover a 2,600-year-old bald cypress tree in North Carolina
by Jan Wesner Childs
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10 May 2019
On 10 May 2019 The Weather Channel reported:
A bald cypress tree in North Carolina has been dated to the year 605 BC, making it one of the oldest known trees alive on earth. Scientists studied the tree's growth rings and used radiocarbon dating to determine that it is at least 2,624 years old, putting it at fifth-oldest in the world, the study says. The tree was one of 110 sampled along North Carolina's 65-mile-long Black River. The cypress there are the oldest known living trees in the U.S. outside of California, and the oldest known wetland tree species in the world, according to the study.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of science, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
The stand of bald cypress is on property owned by the Nature Conservancy in an area known as Three Sisters Swamp.
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