There have been some really neat articles in the news lately about ancient trees! First, who knew there was a grove of 2000 olive trees in Lima, Peru planted nearly 500 years ago by the Spaniards when they arrived? It's nice to know they now constitute a park that is enjoyed by the locals who picnic and get married under the majestic gnarled old trees. And in other news researchers in the mountains of northern Greece have discovered an area that has several pine trees that are over 1000 years old and remarkably have survived untouched and unscathed by the surrounding humanity that has fought countless wars in the region throughout the millennia. Pretty neat!