Trees Can Live Indefinitely

Trees Have the Potential to Live Indefinitely

Trees die as a result of severe damage, but some have overcome storms, droughts, fires, and more to survive for thousands of years

Christmas trees are dead or dying. But some conifers and other trees theoretically could live forever, according to a recent essay that reviews accumulating evidence on extremely long-lived trees—and calls for more scientifically rigorous methods to determine their age and study their longevity.