The trees, which fears the time: the oldest of Bristlecone pines more than 4.7 thousands of yearsPictolic
Once in the forest of these ancient long-lasting pine-trees, you realize how pitifully short human life. Bristlecone pine (bristlecone pine) — the most ancient trees of our planet. The age of these unique plants more age of any living organism on Earth.
Remember the legendary 700-year-old oak under which the Cossacks wrote a letter to the Turkish Sultan? It would seem, a real giant and long-lived. Although compared to bristlecone pine trees that grow in California Park Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, our oak — mere youngster. The age of American trees seem fantastic. The youngest of them — Millennium, and the age of the old-timer more than 4 thousand years! These trees are of the age of the pyramids and cuneiform clay tablets in Northern Syria.
Bristlecone pines form national Park Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in this reserve there are the ancient trees of our planet.
The oldest tree is named Methuselah (his age 4723 of the year) in honor of one of the biblical patriarchs, the oldest person whose age is in the Bible. He lived 969 years and became famous for his prayers had a miraculous effect: they prevented the beginning of the biblical flood. And the legendary pine has become a symbol of eternal life-affirming force. The location of the tree, the forest service does not advertise (and no identifying marks it is not), to prevent possible acts of vandalism. However, everyone's seen the tree can be called a natural attraction.
To visit the Park Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest from may to November, thousands of tourists and photographers come here from all over the world to capture these giants witness history. By the way, the world learned about the trees, long-living thanks to the expeditions of Edmund Schulman only in the second half of the twentieth century, the First pine, the age of which was installed and built fifteen hundred years, was named the Pine tree of the Patriarchs. Later on White mountain in California was discovered many trees, whose age is measured in thousands of years.
It is noteworthy that all these fantastic trees grow at an altitude of 3000 m, there is almost no moisture and unsuitable soil, but nature has disposed so that the world Champions have survived here.