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Researchers say they've found Europe's oldest tree

A weather-beaten pine clinging to a rocky slope in Italy is being called the oldest tree in Europe ever to be scientifically dated. According to a new paper published in the journal Ecology, the species of Heldreich's pine, nicknamed "Italus" by researchers, is at least 1,230 years old. Even more surprising, despite lacking a substantial canopy, this particular pine appears to be thriving, with heavy ring growth added to its trunk over the last several decades.

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