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Bristlecone Pine, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah, USA
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The bristlecone pines are believed to grow older than any other single living thing, living to a ripe old age of up to thousands of years.  The needles on the branches are thick like a bristle and dark green.  The newest cones appear at the ends of the branches bright red-brown against the needles, turning a darker brown with age.

This old one rises above the Ramparts Trail at Cedar Breaks National Monument and appears to be in its twilight years with a bit of greenery that looks scarce compared to its immense gnarled and twisted body.

Copyright: John Roberts
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Uploaded: 16/08/2010
Updated: 10/06/2014
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Tags: canyon; mountain; overlook; ancient tree; bristlecone
  • paturtacircea 10 months ago
    is it me or am i seeing the sky turn color
  • Daniel Christaldi over 1 year ago
    In love with that tree. Cool!
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