The oldest tree in Georgia is believed to be a Plane Tree in Telavi in the Alazani Valley.
The information near the tree states that it is more than 900 years old.
It is 46 metres (151 feet) tall and 12 metres (39 feet) across.
The diameter of the tree trunk is 3.6 metres or 360 centimetres (12 feet or 142 inches).
The Plane Tree (Platanus orientalis) is a flowering, deciduous tree in the Platanaceae family. It is also known as the Oriental Plane Tree.
It is native to Europe and Asia from the Balkans to Iran.
It typically grows to about 30 metres (98 feet) tall with flaky bark.
The leaves are deeply lobed and maple-like. In autum, its green leaves turn red, amber and yellow.
The green flowers and fruit are small, round and burr-like. It blooms in April in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed in Telavi, Georgia, June 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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