Earth's oldest trees are almost unfathomably ancientS

We can't get enough of this stunning piece of arboreal data visualization. Created by Vienna-based graphic designer Michæl Paukner, the interwoven lines of this chart connect over 20 of the world's oldest trees and clonal colonies to their geographic origins. Pictured above: Paukner's chart, bookended by a photo of Old Tjikko (at left) and Sri Maha Bodhi (on the right). Gorgeous stuff.

Check out more of Paukner's work, and order prints, on his website, facebook, and flickr.

Earth's oldest trees are almost unfathomably ancient