In the Fishlake National Forest, Utah, there is the quaking aspen colony of trees which are all fed by a connected root system and thus count as a single clonal colony tree. This means that the tree just keeps spreading out roots, the roots shoot up more trees, and so on. This makes it count as the world's heaviest known living organism weighing over 6,600 short tons. It is also one of the oldest known living organisms, estimated at the age of 80,000 years old.    Read more at the source…

In the Fishlake National Forest, Utah, there is the quaking aspen colony of trees which are all fed by a connected root system and thus count as a single clonal colony tree. This means that the tree just keeps spreading out roots, the roots shoot up more trees, and so on. This makes it count as the world's heaviest known living organism weighing over 6,600 short tons. It is also one of the oldest known living organisms, estimated at the age of 80,000 years old. Read more at the source…

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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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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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O.O.O Pando is a clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen, determined to be a single living organism by one massive underground root system. It's the heaviest known organism.

O.O.O Pando is a clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen, determined to be a single living organism by one massive underground root system. It's the heaviest known organism.

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Pando tree is a clonal colony (a bunch of trees with the same genes) connected by a massive root system, estimated to be 80,000 years old and is among the oldest oldest living organisms on our planet. Fascinating!

Pando tree is a clonal colony (a bunch of trees with the same genes) connected by a massive root system, estimated to be 80,000 years old and is among the oldest oldest living organisms on our planet. Fascinating!

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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.

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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.

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.

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