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#1 posted 10-13-2008 12:59 AM

Alerce Tree (Fitzroya cupressoides) native to the Andes mountains of southern Chile and adjoining Argentina, where it is an important member of the Valdivian temperate rain forests.
A very large evergreen tree, the largest tree species in South America, growing to 40-60 m tall and up to 5 m trunk diameter.
In 1993 a specimen from Chile was dated as 3622 years old. This gives it the third-greatest fully verified age recorded for any living tree, after the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine and the as yet unnamed 9,550 year old spruce tree discovered in Sweden in 2008.
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Alerce Tree

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