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14th July 2013

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The trees of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains (Bishop, California), are the oldest living recorded organisms on Earth. Although many of them are at least 2000 years old, they are ‘youngsters’ in comparison to the pictured “Methuselah” tree which has been dated at more than 4770 years. The oldest tree in the world is also a bristlecone pine located in the same area. Its age is thought to be over 5060 years, which would give it a germination date of around 3050 B.C. 

The trees of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains (Bishop, California), are the oldest living recorded organisms on Earth. Although many of them are at least 2000 years old, they are ‘youngsters’ in comparison to the pictured “Methuselah” tree which has been dated at more than 4770 years. The oldest tree in the world is also a bristlecone pine located in the same area. Its age is thought to be over 5060 years, which would give it a germination date of around 3050 B.C. 

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