05 Jun '12, 5pm

The Oldest Tree in the World

The Oldest Tree in the World

In this beautiful night shot, a Bristlecone tree trunk sits against a backdrop of star trails at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in eastern California's White Mountains. This particular trunk can be found in the park’s Methuselah Grove, which was named after the oldest of its inhabitants, “Methuselah” (in turn named after the oldest person in the Bible) – an unmarked bristlecone pine that is, by some accounts, 4,844 years old! Yup, that’s right, we didn’t add an extra digit at the end by mistake; the tree’s really just 156 years short of living for five millenia, making it 1,000 years older than any other tree on Earth!

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