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In his latest book, Elderflora, Jared Farmer chronicles a history of exploration and study, destruction and preservation that will keep humans and age-old trees intertwined for the long haul.
In California, one hardy pine tree has survived for 4,800 years

In California, one hardy pine tree has survived for 4,800 years

In a harsh alpine desert, the Great Basin bristlecone pines abide amid climate change. Among them is the oldest tree on Earth (if you can find it).
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Bristlecone pines, world's forests are imperiled by climate change

The West’s worst drought in at least 1,200 years had critically weakened bristlecone pines. Voracious bark beetles — a threat to which bristlecones were previously thought immune — delivered the death blow.

The past and the future of the Earth’s oldest trees
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The past and the future of the Earth’s oldest trees

Bristlecone pines have survived various catastrophes over the millennia, and they may survive humanity.
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