Nature 2020-01-03 19:02:57|
Sarv-e Abarkuh also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh
Sarv-e Abarkuh or The Cypress of Abarkuh
Sarv-e Abarkuh also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh, a city in Yazd Province of Iran. It is Protected by the Culture heritage Organization of Iran as a national natural monument and is indeed a major tourist attraction with a height of 25 meters and with a perimeter of 11.5 meters at its trunk and 18 meters higher up around its branches.
It is estimated to be over four millennia old and is likely the oldest tree in Iran and the oldest or second-oldest living lifeform in Asia.
The exact age of the tree has been difficult to determine, but it is estimated to be between 4000 to 5000 years old. There are more estimates that one of them says the tree can be over eight thousand years old that probably it’s not true.
Favorable natural conditions of its location have been credited as the main reason for the tree’s longevity.
There is a legend about the tree, which says the tree was first planted by Zoroaster. Also, this legend about this tree can’t be true because it’s implanted before Zoroaster’s birth.
This tree is the second or third-oldest single tree among all the trees on the earth.
In this list the oldest single tree was Prometheus.
Address: Sarv street, Abarkuh, Yazd province,Iran
Open time:Since 8Am untill 6 Pm (18)