Pando: Also known as the Trembling Giant, Pando is a clonal colony of a single male Quaking Aspen located in Utah. Each genetically-identical individual tree (or “stem”) is connected by a single root system. Spreading across more than 100 acres, Pando is believed to be over 80,000 years old and collectively weighs over 6,600 tons, making it the heaviest organism on the planet, as well as one of the oldest
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...
Pando, an 80,000-year-old colony of quaking aspen, is the oldest known clonal tree (clonal colonies in which no individual tree trunks may be remarkably old but in which the organism as a whole is thought to be very old), located in Utah, United States. [Wikipedia]
The oldest known trees. The current record-holders for individual, non-clonal trees are the Great Basin bristlecone pine trees from California and Nevada. They have been shown to be more than 5,000 years old. A clonal colony can survive for much longer than an individual tree. A colony of 47,000 quaking aspen trees (nicknamed "Pando"), in the Fishlake National Forest of Utah, is considered one of the oldest and largest organisms in the world. 80,000–1,000,000 years old.
the Trembling Giant in Utah is actually a colony of a single Quaking Aspen tree. All of the trees (technically, "stems") in this colony are genetically identical - exact clones of one another. In fact, they are all a part of a single living organism with an enormous underground root system.