Before virtually every organized culture this tree stood. What is amazing about these spruce trees is how small they are. The ten year old trees in my backyard are bigger. But they wont live a thousand years.
World's Oldest Living Tree -- 9550 Years Old -- Discovered In Sweden
ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2008) — The world's oldest recorded tree is a 9,550 year old spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden.