Trees reach the greatest age of all living things, remain rooted to the same spot for hundreds of years, innumerable animals live on and from old trees. From the coasts of the North Sea to the Alps, this film is a wonderful journey through Germany in search of the country’s oldest trees. But where can they be found and which one is the oldest of all? Are there really trees that can survive for a millennium?
Many of the veterans are close to an end, but each one of them has produced millions of seeds and now their descendants rely on man. It is up to us humans to give those that survive sufficient space and time to grow old – maybe 1,000 years old