19 Sep '11, 3pm

In Ancient Pines, a Startling Shift in Tree Rings | #Dendrochronology | via NYTimes

In Ancient Pines, a Startling Shift in Tree Rings | #Dendrochronology | via NYTimes

Max Bearak Some bristlecone pines on Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada. The renowned bristlecone Prometheus was felled there in 1964. Nearly 50 years have passed since a glaciologist by the name of Donald R. Currey got his tree-borer stuck in a remote Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) about 10,750 feet up in the little-visited Humboldt National Forest of eastern Nevada. It would have been an unremarkable inconvenience had it not led to the death of what was shortly thereafter found to be the most ancient living thing known to exist on the planet. Working in the Humboldt this summer as a wilderness ranger, I was fortunate enough to become well acquainted with these venerable trees perched high on the Great Basin’s jagged ridgelines. The story of Dr. Currey’s encounter with the oldest bristlecone of them all was recounted to me by some o...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/in-ancient-pine...

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