View Full Version : This Tree Started Growing During the Viking Age

08-23-2016, 07:30 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/tree-started-growing-during-viking-age-125750388.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/5HYKarFfrupEBlX2ISYQZQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/LiveScience.com/adonis-the-tree.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="This Tree Started Growing During the Viking Age" align="left" title="This Tree Started Growing During the Viking Age" border="0" /></a>Europe&#039;s oldest officially dated tree has been uncovered in Greece, and despite living more than a millennium (and counting!), it doesn&#039;t look a day over 200. The tree, dubbed "Adonis" by the scientists who discovered it, is a Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) that took root in A.D. 941, high in the Pindus mountains of Greece. "It is quite remarkable that this large, complex and impressive organism has survived so long in such an inhospitable environment, in a land that has been civilized for over 3,000 years," Paul J. Krusic, a dendrochronologist at Stockholm University in Sweden, and the leader of the expedition that found the tree, said in a statement.</p><br clear="all"/>