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Meet 'Adonis,' Europe’s oldest known living tree

A Bosnian pine living in the highlands of Greece has been shown to be more than 1,075 years, making it the oldest known living tree in Europe. The tree's advanced age was determined by counting its annual rings. Because of its venerable age and where it was found, the scientists dubbed the ancient pine "Adonis," after the Greek god of beauty and desire. The tree lives in a barren alpine landscape at the upper limit of tree line, along with about a dozen other aging members of its species, Pinus heldreichii.

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