Bristlecone pine

Explore the fascinating world of bristlecone pines and learn about their unique characteristics. Find inspiration and discover how these ancient trees can add a touch of natural beauty to your surroundings.
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Life lesson from a twisted tree

"The twisted tree lives its life, while the right tree ends up as planks." "... paraphrased from the Book of Chuang Tzu, the second major text of Taoism. Taoism is a critique of the more mainstream ideals of Confucianism. In the original text the twisted tree story has less to do with “individualism” and more to do with Taoism’s rejection of duality. The twisted tree is so useless that it’s useful, because it’s the only tree left to offer shade after all the others are cut down. Ergo, the…

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This bristlecone is down to two strips of bark, one on each side of the tree. Edmund Schulman called them "life lines". Weird Trees, Bristlecone Pine, Twisted Tree, Pine Trees Forest, Giant Tree, Old Trees, Big Leaves, Unique Trees, Ancient Tree

but there s life in the old dame yet

There is an awesome beauty in old age, in the broken and twisted forms that record a long tough time on earth, and in the life that goes on in spite of it all. Great Basin bristlecone pine, Pinus longaeva; White Mountains, California. This tree started its life around four thousand years ago, when fortuitous circumstances allowed a tiny seed to germinate and become established amid calcareous rock fragments, little moisture, and scant nutrient-poor soil. Young bristlecones on harsh sites…

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In Search of the Methuselah Tree: Visiting the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest — The Vanimals

The second oldest tree in the world is located in the White Mountains in the Inyo National Forest of California. Somewhere within the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, there is a tree that was alive when the pyramids were built—the Methuselah Tree. While we were traveling along the California-Nevada

Ong Erlin