An ancient bristlecone pine growing high in the White Mountains of Inyo National Forest, California.
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"Ancient Sentinel"

Inyo National Forest, California

An ancient bristlecone pine high in the White Mountains of Inyo National Forest. These amazing trees, found in scattered high elevation groves throughout Eastern California and Nevada are the oldest living organisms on Earth; many having surpassed 4,000 years of age. The gnarled, twisted trunks and limbs seem fitting of a lifeform that holds the wisdom of eons and perfectly compliment their moonscape like surroundings, growing in rocky alkaline soil where few other species survive. Ancient bristlecones hold immense scientific value as well. Conditions in the White Mountains allow the wood of fallen trees to remain preserved intact for thousands of additional years and scientists have cross referenced ring data from both living and dead bristlecones to create a continuous 10,000 year old record of climate and environmental data. These ancient pines were also used to calibrate carbon dating measures after it was discovered in the 1960's that the C-14 radioactive process was providing information that was "too young." This revised information allowed archeologists to realize that some artifacts in Europe and the Mediterranean were actually a thousand years older than previously thought, leading to new understanding of the spread of human cultures. Since the wood of bristlecones led to this discovery, they have been nicknamed the "trees that rewrote history."

Photo © copyright by Josh Meier.

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