Jun 14, 2014 - White Mountains, California, U.S. - The moonsets as the sun rises over the Bristlecone Pine Forest. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to the oldest trees in the world, Bristlecone Pines. Ecologically, the White Mountains are like the other ranges in the Basin and Range Province; they are dry, but the upper slopes from 9,200 to 11,500 ft hold open subalpine forests of Great Basin bristlecone pine. A bristlecone pine is one of three species of pine trees (family Pinaceae, genus Pinus, subsection Balfourianae). All three species are long-lived and highly resilient to hars

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Jun 14, 2014 - White Mountains, California, U.S. - The moonsets as the sun rises over the Bristlecone Pine Forest. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to the oldest trees in the world, Bristlecone Pines. Ecologically, the White Mountains are like the other ranges in the Basin and Range Province; they are dry, but the upper slopes from 9,200 to 11,500 ft hold open subalpine forests of Great Basin bristlecone pine. A bristlecone pine is one of three species of pine trees (family Pinaceae, genus Pinus, subsection Balfourianae). All three species are long-lived and highly resilient to harsh weather and bad soils. One of the three species, Pinus longaeva, is among the longest-lived life forms on Earth. The oldest Pinus longaeva is more than 5,000 years old, making it the oldest known individual of any species. A bristlecone pine in the southern part of the range is the oldest known living tree in the world, at 5063 years old. Pine nuts from piñon pine stands were harvested as a winter staple food by Paiute Indians whose descendants still live in adjacent valleys. (Credit Image: © Ruaridh Stewart via ZUMA Wire)

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