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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Bishop, California. "Great Basin Bristlecone Pine are believed to be around 1,000-4,800 years old. Due to cold temperatures, dry soils, high winds, & short growing seasons, the trees grow very slowly. One of the oldest living trees on earth, just shy of 5,000 years old, is nicknamed “Methuselah” (after the longest-lived person in the Bible)." (USDA Forest Service visitor info: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5129900 .)

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The Oldest Living Organism on Earth – Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, California
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Inyo National Forrest

~~The Wicked Tree • 4700 year old Bristlecone Pine, Piper Mountain Wilderness, Inyo County, California • by Greg Boratyn~~

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