It’s the world’s largest organism, and one of the oldest, a global colony of aspen trees with a shared root network. Herbivores are eating it to death without counterbalance from predators. Since nearly all of Utah’s lands are used for cattle grazing, there is virtually no chance that the public will support reintroduction of wolves to restore the predator/prey balance. The world's largest organism, known as 'the trembling giant', is collapsing
The largest organism on earth is a giant underground root system that sends up thousands of genetically identical clone aspen trees. But it's collapsing, according to researchers.