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World's oldest tree?
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DeadCarp    Posted 12-03-2002 at 08:41:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
There was a thing on the radio about somebody (No Carolina or someplace) cutting down the world's oldest tree? I guess he didn't know it til they counted like 2000 rings -- I thought sequoias were, but maybe not. Anybody hear?

harry jerry    Posted 01-26-2005 at 11:58:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
this is gay

Sporty    Posted 03-25-2004 at 17:39:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
The worlds oldest tree is the...I really don't know I waz hoping you all did!!!;-)

Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-03-2002 at 13:59:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, Nan's got it right. I saw a program about it on PBS or TLC a few years ago. And the tree they showed wasn't as big as you would think.

No namer    Posted 12-19-2003 at 13:07:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
WOw thats an old tree !!! i cant even belive it I hope it live for ever!

Hogman**Nope, pretty dinkie ta be nigh onta 5K year old.    Posted 12-03-2002 at 16:20:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tha Dude askin ta cut and tha Jackas$ that gave permission just shows ta go Ya People in so called brainy levels of tha peckin order can sure display submoronic abilitys'n thats a fact!!!!!!!!

Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-03-2002 at 17:53:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes Sir! Kinda like these old scrub oaks that grow on the sand ridges here. Alot of 'em are real old but not big at all.

The old tree they showed on that program looked about dead. But I reckon 5000 years is a long time to live!

Cassie Cunningham    Posted 10-18-2006 at 13:34:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hola my peeps!! this is Cassie here how yall doin i no the tree is doin well!!!!!

jessica    Posted 11-02-2004 at 14:21:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
its really 30,000 - 40,000 years old

Les...fortunate    Posted 12-03-2002 at 11:59:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe what Nan says is correct. When I was in college (~35 years ago) we had a program on the bristlecone pine. I agree with the 4900+ age.

Richard Minton    Posted 01-28-2004 at 06:00:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This question was on the Millionaire show
What is the name of the Worlds Oldest Tree?
the 4 choice answers were, A) Adam B) Abraham C) Methusala D) Jacob

The correct answer was C) Methusala
apparently this tree is somewhere in California

Nan(TX)    Posted 12-03-2002 at 08:54:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Is this it?
Where is the oldest living tree?

The oldest living trees are found at the Inyo National Park in the White Mountains of California. Wheeler Peak is home to such famous ancient bristlecones as "Prometheus" and "Methuselah." These trees were named by Dr. Edmund Schulman when he discovered them in 1957. The discovery of these very old bristlecones brought much attention to the Wheeler area.Much research would be done on these and other bristlecones in the area in times to come. In 1964, a young geographer, Donald R. Currey, a student from the University of North Carolina, was studying these trees for evidence of Ice Age glaciers as research for his doctorate degree. He began taking core samples from several trees and discovered one to be over 4,000 years old-it was Prometheus! However, his coring tool eventually broke as the end to the field season was nearing. Therefore he asked the US Forest Service for permission to cut the tree down, and amazingly enough was granted permission! After cutting the tree down, 4,844 rings were counted proving it to be the oldest living thing on earth! Eventually, dendrochronologists determined the tree to be 4,950 years old! This tragic event leaves "Methuselah" as the world's oldest living tree at 4,765 years old. To prevent such a tragic occurrence from happening to "Methuselah" and other ancient bristlecones in the area, the Great Basin National Park was created in 1986. Currently "Methuselah" is unmarked due to the threat of vandalism.

DeadCarp    Posted 12-03-2002 at 09:53:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Might be - the North Carolina fits. :)

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