**..My Lists, The #OLDEST Plants/Trees Species..** 5) #KING Clone (Larrea tridentata) - Is the Oldest Creosote Bush Ring in the Mojave Desert. The ring is estimated to be 11,700 years old, making it some of the Oldest Living organisms on Earth.
▶▶..King Clone was identified and estimated the age by Frank #Vasek, a Professor at the University of California, Riverside. He used two methods to estimate the age of the ring.
▶▶..The first method counted the rings and measured the distance of annual growth.
▶▶..The second method used radiocarbon dating on the pieces of wood found in the center of the ring, and measuring their distance from each other and the living bushes. The two methods yielded similar results. The age of King clone is 11,700 years old