Reese is on the move again. Where in the world is our wonder boy visiting today?
Here’s a hint.
This tree is one of the oldest in the world!
Did you guess the Methuselah Tree? You’re right!
Even though this tree grows high in the White Mountains of Inyo County (eastern California), it’s location is not publicly advertised. Even the tree in Reese’s selfie may not be Methuselah.
Why doesn’t anyone know where this ancient tree stands?
Because there are people who want to cut it down and steal the pieces.
Let’s learn more about the Methuselah Tree
Did you know?
- The Methuselah Tree is over 4,580 years old!
- It is a Bristlecone Pine
- It resides in the “Methuselah Grove” in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.
- This type of tree can grow from 15 to 50 feet tall.
- In 2012 the discovery of a nearby tree is estimated to be more than 5,060 years old!
- There is more than one species of bristlecone pine. The bark of the Great Basin Bristlecone pine is typically orange-yellow to light brown. The Rocky Mountain Bristlecone pine is usually gray-brown.
Thank you, Reese, for showing us the Methuselah Tree.
Where in the world is he off to now? Be sure to join us again when Reese will explore another fun, fact-filled location.
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