The Abarkuh cypress

The Abarkuh cypress

The Abarkuh cypress, whose age is estimated to be between 4500 and 8 thousand years, is located in the city of the same name (Yazd region) and is considered the second oldest tree in the world. According to some legends it would have been planted by Zoroaster, according to others by Jafet, the son of Noah (A).

This tree is supported by a trunk with a perimeter of 11,5 meters, its branches have a diameter of 1,85 meters, stands for about 35 meters and its total circumference is equal to 18 meters. Over 50 centuries-old trees of different types have been recognized in the Yazd region such as the cypress, the plane tree, the walnut and the ash which are revered by the locals.

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