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Bristlecones and White Mountains

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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. Here bristlecones line a ridge along the White Mountains overlooking the Owens Valley.
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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. Here bristlecones line a ridge along the White Mountains overlooking the Owens Valley.