The oldest tree in Britain appears to be undergoing a sex change
The oldest tree in Britain is undergoing a sex change after 5,000 years, according to botanists. Perthshire’s Fortingall Yew, estimated to be around 5,000 years old making it older than Stonehenge, is considered male as it produces pollen, as opposed to female yews which bear red seed-holding berries. However, botanists were shocked when “three ripe red berries” were spotted on one of the ancient yew’s branches this year, suggesting at least part of the tree had become female.
via : www.independent.co.uk
Berries show ancient Fortingall yew tree is 'changing sex' - BBC News
The Fortingall Yew, an ancient tree in Perthshire believed to be thousands of years old, has partially changed sex to female.
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