September 10, 2013
"test of time" 10 of 30 - Bristlecone Pine, 1965
photo by Donald Kinney
Gnarly Bristlecone Pines. Said to be the oldest living things on Planet Earth with some as old as 4000 years, although Creosote bushes or Ginkgo trees might dispute that claim.
Located remotely in the White Mountains, east of the Sierra at 12,000 feet, the Bristlecones aren't exactly easy to get to. Scientists did not discover the age of these gnarly and tough old trees until the early 1950's.
Rather than re-write the story, CLICK HERE for a post I did on the Bristlecones when I visited in 2012.
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