Earth's oldest living inhabitant "Methuselah" at 4,767 years, has lived more than a millennium longer than any other tree. Discover how these trees were found and where they live. Learn of their unique strategies for survival. The focus will be on the White-Inyo mountain range of California.

discovery by Dr. Edmund Schulman
WhiteMts westernmost home to the ancient ones
Growth characteristics of the bristlecone
Dendrochronology dating through tree-ring growth
Martyr of Wheeler Peak
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Visiting in the White Mountains
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