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How are trees able to live so long without dying?
Question Date: 2016-08-31
Answer 1:

Different kinds of living things have different lifespans. Some trees - cherry and peach trees, for example - have livespans about like what humans have. The very longest-lived pines and redwoods can live for several thousand years. For us humans, our organs fail after about 60-80 years. Why they fail is still being studied (in fact, there is probably more work being done on that than anything else in science...).

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