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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...

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.

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…

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.

Pando, the world's oldest living clonal colony (mutiple trees connected by a common root system) is estimated to be over 80,000 years old

Pando, the world's oldest living clonal colony (mutiple trees connected by a common root system) is estimated to be over 80,000 years old

Pando (The Trembling Giant), Fishlake National Forest, Utah. This is a colony of a single Quaking Aspen whose root system is estimated to be 80,000 years old. (via Wikipedia)

Pando (The Trembling Giant), Fishlake National Forest, Utah. This is a colony of a single Quaking Aspen whose root system is estimated to be 80,000 years old. (via Wikipedia)

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.

An 80,000 year old colony of Quaking Aspen in South-Central Utah. This is a single organism with one connected root system that spans 106 acres.

An 80,000 year old colony of Quaking Aspen in South-Central Utah. This is a single organism with one connected root system that spans 106 acres.