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    4700 year old ancient bristlecone pine, found in the White Mountains, California | Wonderful Places

  • Candace Paluh

    White Mountains, CA. 4700 yr old tree

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    Starry Sky / Twisted Tree

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    night time

  • Lauren Xochitl

    In this beautiful night shot, a bristlecone tree trunk sits against a backdrop of star trails in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in eastern California's White Mountains. This particular trunk can be found in the park’s Methuselah Grove, which was named after the oldest of its inhabitants, “Methuselah” (in turn named after the oldest person in the Bible) – an unmarked bristlecone pine that is, by some accounts, 4,844 years old.

  • Ana Morales

    Simon Christen amazing photography. I call it the tree of life. It feeds from the stars and transfers life energy in to the earth

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Trees are powerful wish omens because they are rooted in Mother Earth and their branches embrace the heavens and cosmos. Wrap your arms around the trunk of a full grown pine tree with your romantic partner, if you can both touch each other's hands, hold hands and look up into the skies with the tree and make your wish. The thicker the trunk, the more powerful your wish.

There are only three species of bristlecone pine in the world, and they all grow in the western United States: the Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva, seen in most of these images), which grows in Utah, Nevada and parts of California; the Rocky Mountains bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata), which grows in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona; and the Californian Foxtail Pine (Pinus balfouriana), which can also be found in California.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Bristlecone Pine Tree - Oldest Living Organism in the world.

Methuselah, the world's oldest tree and oldest known living non-clonal organism at 4845 years old. It lives in the White Mountains of Inyo County in eastern California and is named for the figure having the longest mentioned lifespan in the Bible of 969 years.

Sunset and wonderful Norfolk Island Pine. By: Cyril C.  |

This magnificent image shows a hauntingly beautiful bristlecone pine captured against the stark majesty of the night sky. Captured at Patriarch Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, there aren't many organisms on earth older than this tree, which makes its juxtaposition with the stars seem particularly fitting.

Mystery Tree. Take a good look! :)

A bristlecone pine tree from the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains of California. Some of the trees are more than 4,000 years old. A BibArch Photo by John Palmer.

Spectacular old tree framing a full moon. Beautiful...