Gallery: Endangered Bristlecone Pine Thought to Be the Oldest Tree On t...

 
Bristlecone Pine Trees

What’s the oldest living thing you can think of? A whale? The houseplant you’ve had since college? Scientists say that there are certain trees living today that may have been more than a century old when the first pyramids were built in Egypt. Thanks to extremely harsh growing conditions, Bristlecone pines are capable of living longer than just about any known organism on Earth.

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