This tree near Madikeri in Coorg is believed to have sprouted in 1190. That means it was living when:
-Jerusalem was recaptured during the 3rd Crusade.
-Genghis Khan came to power.
-the Magna Carta was issued.
-the Aztecs built Tenochtitlan.
-the first Black Plague struck.
I could go on and on, but you get my drift.
[Please note: Correlation does not equal causation. I’m not implying that the afore-pictured tree had anything to do with any of the aforementioned events.]