Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, United States

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, United States

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is high in the White Mountains in Inyo County in eastern California. The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine trees grow between 9,800 and 11,000 feet above sea level, in xeric Alpine conditions, protected within the Inyo National Forest. Foxtail Pine also grow in the forest. The Methuselah Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is the location of the “Methuselah”, a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine more than 4,750 years old. This is 1,000 years older than any other tree in the World. “Methuselah” is not marked in the forest, to ensure added protection from vandals.

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