In christianity stackexchange I saw someone discussing young earth creationism.
One of the evidence they show is that the oldest tree, if measured by ring counts, are around 4k years.
Which, according to YEC, correspond to the Noah's flood.
Yes there are trees that are 10k years old. However, YEC doesn't believe in carbon dating. I wonder what ring counts do those tree have.
Is there any other reasonable explanation why oldest trees are 4k years old besides some massive catastrophe to all trees 4k years ago?