Home Better Life Trees that refuse to die There's a reason they've been around for so long. - by Better Homes and Gardens 10 Aug 2017 Roman Averin/Unsplash Trees are one of the oldest life forms with some estimated to be more than a millennium old. Although the longevity of a tree is achieved by means of numerous behaviours and characteristics, others just refuse to give up. Below are six amazing trees that refuse to die. I found a tree growing through speed limit sign.