Pando (tree)

Pando ( for “I spread”), also known as the trembling giant, is a clonal colony of an individual male quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) determined to be a single living by identical genetic markers and assumed to have one massive underground root .

The plant is located in the Fremont Ranger of the Fishlake National Forest at the western edge of the Plateau in -central Utah, , around 1 mile (1.6 km) of .

Pando occupies 108 acres (43.6 ha) and is estimated to weigh collectively 6,000 tonnes (6,000,000 kg), making it the heaviest known .

The root of Pando is estimated to be several thousand years old, placing Pando among the oldest known living organisms.