I had a chat with this fellow once about trees. How old is the oldest tree on earth? Where do Australia's trees fit into that timeline? It's amazing to think that when settlers arrived in Tasmania they were cutting down some of the oldest trees in the world. Google oldest tree in the world if you are keen, we found in quite interesting. California has some rather old trees and some of the tallest in the world. So I painted a giant tree in a somewhat open landscape. Perhaps that tree was surrounded by hundreds of trees at one point in time, but not any more.