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It is estimated to be at least 2,000 years old, and very possibly as old as 4,000, making it the oldest chestnut tree ever known, and the largest.

Yew trees are extremely difficult to age, even with radio-carbon dating, and thus, their ages are usually estimates.

This one is estimated to be at least 4,000 years old, and may be 5,000, making it the third oldest known, living, single organism on the Planet.

It weighs about 6,600 tons, making it the heaviest organism of any kind known to exist in the Universe.

The experts are fairly certain that it has not flowered for the last 10,000 years, thus the end of the last Ice Age.

It is at least 800 years old, and maybe 1,000, making its use by people of Robin Hood’s time possible.

It would have already stood close to its present size by that time.

It has since split into multiple trunks with empty space in the middle, but all the trunks share a single root system. They are the same wood and branches as were seen by humans 2,000 to 4,000 years ago.

This means it is at least 1,000 years older than King David of the Old Testament.

What it is, however, is the most massive, non-clonal tree in the world, by volume. Its largest and most famous branch broke off on its own in 2006.

It was in the shape of a golf club in pictures dating before then, and the tree discarded it as a defense mechanism in adverse climate conditions.

It is generally accepted that because the Llangernyw Yew grows in a church cemetery founded about the 1200s AD, it escaped being cut down for such use throughout most of the English longbow’s storied history.


 
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