The world's largest organism

What do you see? A forest with yellow flowers, or perhaps trees with autumn leaves? But what you are seeing is a single life form made up of 47,000 tree trunks and weighing about 5 million kilograms! Imagine something like a huge Banyan tree but only many times larger. This organism is called the a quaking aspen. And the name of this particular one is Pando. If you were to dig up its root system and take the whole thing out, you will find a single living thing spread over 100 acres of land! And it is over 88,000 years old.

Unfortunately, this tree is dying now - thought to be an effect of climate change, insects and disease.