Sarv-e Abarkuh

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Sarv-e Abar Kuh

The Cypress of Abarkuh (Persian: سرو ابرکوهSarv-e Abarkuh), also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh in Yazd Province of Iran. It is protected by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran as a national natural monument and is indeed a major tourist attraction with a height of 25 metres and with a perimeter of 11.5 meters at its trunk and 18 meters higher up around its branches. It is estimated to be over four millennia old and is likely the second-oldest living thing in Asia.[1]

This cypress is estimated to be between 4000 to 5000 years but it is hardly possible to tell the exact age of the tree. Favorable natural conditions of its location have been credited as the main reason for the tree’s longevity.[who?]

There is a fairytale about the tree, which says the tree is first planted by Zoroaster.Coordinates: 31°7′21.3″N 53°16′47.05″E / 31.122583°N 53.2797361°E / 31.122583; 53.2797361[2]

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  1. ^ Earth watchers Center Archived January 11, 2013, at WebCite
  2. ^ "Cypress of Abarkooh Iran". Retrieved 2018-01-21.