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Old, like Methuselah

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The Bristlecone Pine trees are thought to be the oldest living organisms on earth, living to well over 4,000 years. Because the grow in dry soils and amidst cold winds they grow very slowly and the wood is extremely dense. The oldest trees began to grow during the time of the Egyptian Pyramids. They are old like Methuselah.
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Russ Taylor
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The Bristlecone Pine trees are thought to be the oldest living organisms on earth, living to well over 4,000 years. Because the grow in dry soils and amidst cold winds they grow very slowly and the wood is extremely dense. The oldest trees began to grow during the time of the Egyptian Pyramids. They are old like Methuselah.