In the Fishlake National Forest, Utah, there is the quaking aspen colony of trees which are all fed by a connected root system and thus count as a single clonal colony tree. This means that the tree just keeps spreading out roots, the roots shoot up more trees, and so on. This makes it count as the world's heaviest known living organism weighing over 6,600 short tons. It is also one of the oldest known living organisms, estimated at the age of 80,000 years old.    Read more at the source…

pando the trembling giant . oldest living organism on earth. Trees share a single root system, estimated to be over years old.

Pando Aspen Fishlake National Forest This is the largest single organism on earth - every tree is a clone that shares the same root system and DNA.

Pando is a really old guy -- his estimated age is years. Find Pando in the Fishlake National Forest, along Route 1 mile southwest of Fish Lake, UTAH

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"Pando" - a forest of quaking aspen trees that are in fact all the one organism - all with identical genetic make up - and are considered to feature a massive underground root system linking them all. Located in Fishlake National Forest, Utah

Pando (tree) ~ Wikipedia:  Pando is a clonal colony of a single male Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides), a single living organism by identical genetic marker and one massive underground root system. The plant is estimated to weigh collectively 6,000,000 kg, making it the heaviest known organism. The root system of Pando is an estimated 80,000 years old.     Pando is located in the Fishlake National Forest, near Fish Lake at the western edge of the Colorado Plateau in South-central Utah.

Pando (The Trembling Giant), Fishlake National Forest, Utah. This is a colony of a single Quaking Aspen whose root system is estimated to be years old. (via Wikipedia)

Pando tree is a clonal colony (a bunch of trees with the same genes) connected by a massive root system, estimated to be 80,000 years old and is among the oldest oldest living organisms on our planet. Fascinating!

Pando, the Trembling Giant Stand of Aspen Trees, is living in Utah's Fishlake National Forest. This vast grove of Aspens share a single root system. That makes it the largest living organism on Earth.

See Pando, the oldest clonal colony of Quaking Aspen - Fishlake National Forest, South-central Utah

Quaking Aspen - Populus tremuloides - order from Arbor Day Foundation

The Trembling Giant has approximately 47,000 “branches”, or trees, on its root system which are all clones of the original tree. Description from whatisgenetic.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Utah Aspen Grove Is 80,000 Years Old

The Pando aspen clone in Utah is thought to be years old. While Pando isn’t technically the oldest individual tree, this clonal colony of Quaking Aspen in Utah is truly ancient, and at tons, it is also the heaviest known living organism on earth.

the Trembling Giant in Utah is actually a colony of a single Quaking Aspen tree. All of the trees (technically, "stems") in this colony are genetically identical - exact clones of one another. In fact, they are all a part of a single living organism with an enormous underground root system.

Pando or the Trembling Giant in Utah is actually a colony of a single Quaking Aspen

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