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The world’s oldest living tree is in the National Forest White Mountains in California, USA, just east of Bishop, California.
Methuselah is the oldest living tree in the world and is said to be 4,855 years old. The ancient Great Basin bristlecone pine stands in a secret location within the Methuselah Trail in the Inyo National Forest White Mountains in California, USA.
The US Forest Service doesn’t tell visitors precisely where Methuselah stands, nor does the organisation release photographs of the ancient tree. This is done to protect the tree from tourists who could otherwise damage the old-timer and weaken its roots.
Another unnamed bristlecone pine also found within Inyo National Forest is potentially even older than Methuselah. Scientists working at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research haven’t been able to locate the core of said unnamed tree, but it’s thought to be aged between 4,800-4,900 years old.
Estimated to be at least 4,000 years old, Sarv-e Abarkuh can be seen standing in Iran’s Yazd province. The cypress tree is a national monument of the nation and is most probably the oldest thing alive across the entirety of Asia.