Trees are some of the oldest organisms on the planet. While our lives pass by in the blink of an eye, many trees stand as silent witnesses—watching century after century roll on. Although we can’t be quite sure how old the oldest tree is (after all, we haven’t tested every tree on Earth), the current list of the oldest known trees is enough to boggle the mind (a staggering 9,950 years old).

Other trees are just, well, weird. Some trees are so large that they are virtual ecosystems. Others are wide enough that they have other trees growing out of their bark.

The below video might have some questionable background music (it does), but its also filled with terribly interesting information about some of the wildest known trees. Plus, we all need a little elevator music from time to time.

Watch: Weird and Wild Trees


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