In a recent TV documentary it was said that a particular tree root could grow miles long. However, I forgot the name of the tree and I don't remember the name of the TV program as well.

I searched on the internet but I could not get it. Does any one know about this tree and how tall its roots can grow?


Was it Pando? Pando is a single, massive 80,000 year old Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen) individual, that is assumed to have a single, massive root system covering 106 acres.

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  • $\begingroup$ I suspect it's not.. I heard that the root of this tree can travel many miles $\endgroup$ – Learner Jun 5 '15 at 8:32
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    $\begingroup$ @Learner Since it was a TV production they would definitely state the total lenght of the root system, just like the blood vessels in a human can reach the moon or something like that. It sounds cooler like that. $\endgroup$ – Alex Jun 5 '15 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ Possibly yes :) $\endgroup$ – Learner Jun 9 '15 at 13:04

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