Time Traveling with a Tree

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The Bristlecone pine is slow growing and old, with some trees in the White mountains of California living over 4,500 years. Even after death this pines’ timber stays around for a very long time, allowing scientists to study this plant to learn what the world was like some 9,000 years ago.

bristlecone pine tree

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