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Visit The World’s Oldest Tree Stump At This National Park In Nevada

The Great Basin National Park is home to one of the world’s oldest living tree: the Bristlecone Pine. Back in 1960, a researcher was studying the great Prometheus tree and after getting his sampling bore caught in the trunk, proceeded to cut down the magnificent tree, subsequently dated as being the oldest living organism in the world. Today, Prometheus—the world’s oldest tree stump—sits below Nevada’s Wheeler Peak.

No older tree has ever been found; however, one known as Methuselah—in eastern California’s White Mountains—is believed to be approximately 4,850 years old. Many more magnificent Bristlecone Pines are found in several areas throughout the Great Basin, as well as in California.

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Natalie Faulk
Natalie Faulk is a southern California-born, Colorado-raised, Las Vegas-based freelance writer, blogger, and the author of several books. In what little spare time she has, Natalie enjoys cooking, movies, comedy, and dancing.