“Cypress Abarkooh”, the second oldest tree in the world

“Cypress Abarkooh”, the second oldest tree in the world

“Cypress Abarkooh”, the second oldest tree in the world in Abarkooh city of Yazd province, is a symbol of ancient Iran. Scientists have estimated the lifespan of the cypress tree to be between 4,000 and 8,000 years. The height of the tree is about 28 meters and the circumference of its trunk is about 18 meters. Fortunately, the Abarkooh cypress is still green and hardy. This cypress is a symbol of Ahuramazda (Zoroastrian god) in ancient Iran. In fact, it is said that the tree was first planted by him. There is another legend that believes that the cypress tree has a soul and this spirit Protects it. These days, the Yazd Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization is in charge of protecting the Abarkooh cypress. In fact, the protective fence around it is one of the tasks of the organization to emphasize the importance of this natural place. The cypress tree of this giant tree, registered by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran, is waiting for UNESCO approval for world registration.

When traveling to Yazd, be sure to visit the Abarkooh tree located 140 km from Yazd.