Trees are some of the most interesting and diverse living organism in the world. How they communicate,how they grow and regrow for generations,and how they adapt to the harshest environment on the planet are all subjects that continue to fascinate humanity.
Trees comes in all shape and size,with some having amazing fun facts.From the tallest tree species in California to the largest canopies in India.But now lets explore the oldest tree in the world which is the main topic.
The Methuselah tree. As the name (Methuselah)implies,the oldest human being on Earth.This is a Great Basin bristlecone pine (pinus longaeva)that is currently 4,852 years old (2021). The location of the Methuselah tree is kept secretly for its safety,but it lies somewhere amidst the optly named Methuselah grove in the White Mountain of eastern California. Methuselah and other bristlecone pines grow so old because of their many biological adaptations to their harsh environment in the high altitude,desert regions of the southeast,United State. They thrive in soil that other trees struggle to grow in,their wood is extremely dense and full of resin,and they can loose up to 90%of their bark and still survive.with this adaptations,it's no wonder Methuselah appears here as the oldest single tree alive today.
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