Visit site
  • Tiffany Trivett

    Methuselah: The world’s oldest individual tree lives 10,000 feet above sea level in the Inyo National Forest, California. A staggering 4,765 years old, this primeval tree was already a century old when the first pyramid was built in Egypt. The tree is hidden among other millennia-old Great Basin bristlecone pines in a grove called the Forest of Ancients. Click to see more very, very old trees.

  • Ellen Barber

    Methuselah, the world's oldest tree at 4,765 years old. One of my favorite types of tree. The National Park Service protects the location of Methuselah and others of his kind out of fear of them being harmed, otherwise, this would be another roadtrip call.

  • Julie McNamara

    #Methuselah, the world's oldest tree at 4,765 years old #photography

  • Sue Kizer

    Methuselah, the world's oldest tree at 4,841 years, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California - bristlecone pine.

Related Pins

Oh, how I do love larches...a deciduous evergreen that turns bright gold and looses it needles in the fall!

Methuselah, the world’s oldest tree at 4,765 years old. Egypt.

Methuselah, the world’s oldest tree at 4,765 years old. This primeval tree was already a century old when the first pyramid was built in Egypt. This is a bristlecone pine, which really only thrives in one of the more difficult environments in the world.

what an amazing tree!!! ................................................................................................................................. trees: 4-my-best-life.bl...

Given the weekend to spend as a human, Seanán could not wait until Monday to escape the rushing madness of human time. He walked the forest all night longing to get back to the serenity of being a Sequoia.

Methuselah, the oldest living non-colonal organism in the world at 4,842 years

Bristlecone Pine Forest, Sierra Nevada, California

It's so crazy that I just saw this. I drive by a tree that I love every day and I have already started to do this. I'm just waiting on my next season.. Winter! Can't wait.. I just hope I can get a snowy picture of the tree.... This is the ideas.. A tree's year--I love the idea of doing this with a favorite tree. Now what would mine be...

This is a tunnel of 1,000 year old yew trees in England. The peaceful beauty of ancient nature is a great thing.

Methuselah, the world's oldest known living non-clonal organism, is 4,844 years old. (Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree by Rob Kroenert, via Flickr)

The oldest tree on earth, great basin bristle cone pine, Oldest trees, over 5000 years old, in California