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The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine tree. These trees are considered one of the longest living species of trees. The oldest living tree known currently, is a bristlecone pine, aged somewhere around 4900 years.

Bristlecone pine, a genus of tree thought to be the oldest on earth. From nasa's earth science picture of the day.

Methuselah, the world's oldest known living non-clonal organism, is 4,844 years old. (Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree by Rob Kroenert, via Flickr)

The World's Oldest Tree

METHUSELAH - known as the worlds oldest tree at 4,768 years old! It is a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Tree growing high in the White Mountains of Inyo County in eastern California.