North Carolina’s Bald Cypress Tree Is One Of The Oldest Living Things In America

If you’ve ever wondered about the age of the oldest tree in North Carolina, the common person might guess an age of just a few hundred years. There are plenty of trees as old as the founding of our nation, though many of them have been removed as settlers expanded their communities. Nonetheless, the oldest tree in our state is much older than that… by over 2,000 years, in fact. Scientists discovered one tree in 2019 that’s age is absolutely astonishing. Check it out:

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Currently, this river hides the oldest tree in North Carolina… at least that we know of. Do you think there could be older trees hiding in the untamed wilderness of our state? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Can’t get enough of local history? You might be surprised to learn that the nation’s oldest road cuts through North Carolina.

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