Trees grow from the top, not from the bottom as is commonly believed. A branch's location on a tree will only move up the trunk a few inches in 1000 years. No tree dies of old age. They are generally killed by insects, disease or by people.
A tree grows from a structure at Sambor Prei Kuk, which has 52 ancient temples spread across a nearly three-square-mile swath of jungle in Cambodia's Kampong Thom province. (Baldiri/Wikimedia Commons) From: World's Hidden Man-made Wonders.