The oldest dated tree of Europe lives in the wild Pollino massif: Italus, a strip-bark Heldreich's pine.

@article{Piovesan2018TheOD,
  title={The oldest dated tree of Europe lives in the wild Pollino massif: Italus, a strip-bark Heldreich's pine.},
  author={Gianluca Piovesan and Franco Biondi and Michele Baliva and Emanuele Presutti Saba and Lucio Calcagnile and Gianluca Quarta and Marisa D’Elia and Giuseppe De Vivo and Aldo Schettino and Alfredo Di Filippo},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2018},
  volume={99 7},
  pages={
          1682-1684
        }
}
How long do the oldest trees in Europe live? And where do they live? Recently, Konter et al. (2017) documented the discovery in Greece of Adonis, a Pinus heldreichii H.Christ with at least 1,075 tree rings, thus the oldest tree so far scientifically dated in Europe. An area of extreme interest to further explore these questions is the Pollino National Park (southern Italy, see Appendix S2), where maximum crossdated age of Heldreich’s pine had been previously reported as approaching a thousand… CONTINUE READING

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