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Bristlecone Elder

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is a protected area high in the White Mountains in Inyo County in eastern California. The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) trees grow between 9,800 and 11,000 feet (3,000–3,400 m) above sea level. In this forest you will find the oldest living things on Earth. These ancient trees live to over 5000 years old and grow on a steep and rocky mountainside at the upper edges of the Mojave Desert.

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