Native Plants/Maximum Life Span of Trees and Plants,
Similar to study of animals maximum life span in zoology, can
botanists trace maximum life span of trees ?
For example :
Human Being - 130 years.
Cat - 20 years.
Dog - 25 years.
Tortoise - 150 years
Is it possible to trace and define Maximum Life Span of Trees
and Plants ?
Tree examples : Coconut, Banyan, Peepal etc
Plant Examples : Ferns, Vines, Alga etc
Awaiting your reply,
Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
Thank you for your question. It is possible to estimate the maximum life span of trees and plants. I will include links to some lists of the life span of common trees below. The cedars of Lebanon in Becharri, are the oldest trees known - they are between 1,000 and 2,000 years old. Some trees regularly live to be hundreds of years of age, others have short lifespans of only 10 or 15 years. Most Coconut species live 60-80 years. Banyan trees can live 400 years or more.
Many perennial herbaceous plants have a life expectancy of 25 years or more. Some examples would be Hosta, Iris, Peony.