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The oldest larch tree on Olkhon island is 777 years old

In June 2020, the oldest larch on Olkhon island will be 777 years old. "The Guardian of Olkhon" - so people called the Siberian larch — is already included in the national register of old-growth trees and the register of Baikal rare trees. In the future, the tree may receive the status of a natural monument.

The age of larch was calculated by the participants of two expeditions "Trees-monuments of living nature" and "Tree of Baikal". Senior researcher at the Siberian Institute of plant physiology and biochemistry SB RAS Lyubov Kasyanova notes that the tree can be called a unique Botanical object: several large branches descended and took root, forming three daughter individuals of different ages.

According to the press service of the Federal state budgetary institution "Zapovednoye Pribaikalie»

13.06.2020 16:36


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