The World’s Second Oldest Tree
Meet Methuselah, the world’s second oldest tree at 4,851 years old. Named after the Biblical figure who was said to have died at 969 years old, Methuselah is a Great Basin bristlecone pine, and was recently beaten out as the oldest tree by another Great Basin bristlecone pine which was discovered to be 5,069 years old. It is not yet named.
The trees reside somewhere in the Inyo National Forest’s “Forest of Ancients,” but the exact location is kept a secret to protect these incredible trees.