6th December 2019

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What type of tree is the oldest in the world?

Until 2013, Methuselah, an ancient bristlecone pine was the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. While Methuselah still stands as of 2016 at the ripe old age of 4,848 in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest, another bristlecone pine in the area was discovered to be over 5,000 years old.

Similarly, it is asked, what trees live the longest?

Lords of the Rings: Oldest Tree Species on Earth
  • Great Basin bristlecone pine, 4,844 rings. ( cwsteeds/flickr)
  • Patagonian cypress, 3,622 rings. ( andreaugarte/flickr)
  • Giant sequoia, 3,266 rings. (
  • Western juniper, 2,675 rings. (
  • Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine, 2,435 rings. (
  • Redwood, 2,200 rings. (
  • Foxtail pine, 2,110 rings. (
  • Alpine larch, 1,917 rings. (
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