Oldest living tree was already 1000 years old when last woolly mammoth died

by allthoughtswork

Today's Oldest Living Tree (A Bristlecone Pine) Was Already 1,000 Years Old When The Last Wooly Mammoth Died

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Great Basin bristlecone pine located in White Mountains, California, is dated at 5067 years old. Isolated populations of woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island didn’t finally go extinct until 4,000 years ago. The small island in the Arctic Ocean served as a sanctuary for the great beasts who were forced from the mainland by humans and climate change long before.

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2 Comments to “Oldest living tree was already 1000 years old when last woolly mammoth died”

  1. I love trees

    there’s a timelessness about them that inspires awe- silent sentinels looking out over the land and the people that come and go

    trees, like the sea, remind me how transient are our lives in comparison

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