The Bristlecone Pine

bristlecone pine

The oldest living thing on earth, since Abe Vigoda died last year, is a 5000 year-old bristlecone pine tree in California. Bristlecones are kind of strange, in that you can put them someplace nice, a garden, say, and they will die almost immediately of rot, but if you put them someplace where nothing else can live they will not only survive, but thrive. They’re like the Tarzan of trees. Even though Tarzan already kind of was of trees. 4.9/5

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