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Stock photo ID:184965322
Upload date:October 15, 2013

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Bristle Cone Pines, in the White Mountains of California are among the oldest living trees in the world. They are found nestled in the brutal lunar like landscape of eastern California. One of the oldest of the trees is named Methuselah and it is dated by it's tree rings to be 4,777 years old. These trees grow in one of the driest places on earth. It is almost always bitterly cold and windswept. The oldest grow at about the 11,000 foot level on rocky barren hillsides. The Bristle Cone Pines have been carved into grotesque Halloween like shapes from aging and being exposed to the harsh climate and wind. They usually look dead and have little foliage. Theirs seeds are viable and they grow to about 25 feet tall.
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