Oldest Tree on Earth

One of the most appealing reasons to have your ashes fertilize a tree is because trees have incredible longevity compared to human lifespans. One of the oldest trees on the planet is Old Tjikko high up in Fulufjället Mountain in Sweden, a Norway spruce that has been radiocarbon dated to 9,550 years old. For a […]

This Amazing Cherry Tree Grew on Top of Another Tree

The double tree of Casorzo  A non-parasitic plant that grows on a tree is called an epiphyte. Typically, epiphytes are small and consist of things like mosses, lichens, and ferns, but there are rare instances when they grow much, much larger.  Take, for instance, the Double Tree of Casorzo in Asti,Piemonte, Italy.  This tree is also […]

This Amazing Tree Grows Over 40 Different Kinds of Fruit.

Sam Van Aken is a sculptor and professor at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. He has used a wide variety of media to produce his art, with a series of trees among his most recent. One of Van Aken’s most impressive creations is the aptly named Tree of 40 Fruit. […]