"Pando, also known as The Trembling Giant, is a clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers and assumed to have one massive underground root system.
This is Pando, but it isn’t a forest– it’s all one tree. Each trunk of the Quaking Aspen is genetically identical and connected by a single root system that’s at least years old, which means it’s one of the biggest and oldest living things on.
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.
PANDO THE TREMBLING GIANT 80,000 Y.O. Roots 13,200,000 LBS. Clone-Colony Male QUAKING ASPEN. —A Single Living Organism, Born in the Pleistocene, Among The Oldest Living & The Heaviest Ever Known. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_(tree) https://Pinterest.com/johnjliam/nature-does-it/