The Oldest Trees in the World

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Trees of all kinds hold a special place in the human psyche. We couldn’t survive without them; they make our air breathable, our soil fertile and our land secure. Animals live in them and eat their leaves and fruits, and they provide our species with a bounty of resources and an infinite source of wonder.

Many have been here long before us, and will stand long after we’re gone.

5Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, 5,065 years old

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The oldest tree in the world is a bristlecone pine located in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest. The exact location of this tree is kept secret for conservation purposes, but you can visit the grove and give it your best guess!

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