Tree ring dating for kids

06-Sep-2020 23:17

About 4,600 years old, it is nicknamed ‘Methuselah’, after the ancestor of Noah who is said to have lived for 969 years.

The age of the tree has been estimated by counting the number of its growth rings.

Right now, the oldest living tree in the world grows on the White mountains in California.

In general, wide rings indicate good conditions for growth (plenty of nutrients, water and sunshine).