Methuselah. It is located in the Inyo National Forest in Eastern California. It has been named Methuselah and its location is kept secret by the guardians of this forest. However, the specific location of Methuselah is a very closely guarded secret. Trees to 16 m tall and 200 cm dbh. According to researchers, the tree Methuselah is the oldest non-clonal tree in the world. The Great Basin Bristlecone pine trees live for thousands of years and the oldest of these gnarled, weather-beaten, and resilient old trees is confirmed to be almost 5,000 years old. The Methuselah Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is the location of the "Methuselah", a Great Basin bristlecone pine that is 4,852 years old. longaeva (D.K. It wasn't until 2012 that an older tree was found - another bristlecone in the same area, proved to be 5,065 years old. D.K. Great Basin Bristlecone pines (Pinus longaeva) are remarkable for their great age and their ability to survive adverse growing conditions.In fact, it seems one secret to their longevity is the harsh environment in which most bristlecone … Compare that to the oldest known giant sequoia, which is only about 3,500 years old. Methuselah was beaten out as the oldest tree when another Great Basin bristlecone pine was discovered to be 5,068 years old. Description. Pinus longaeva. Bailey) Little (). Hidden in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is an ancient tree estimated to be more than 5,000 years old. Great Basin bristlecone pine (Lanner 1983), intermountain bristlecone pine ().Taxonomic notes. It is considered to be the world's oldest known and confirmed living non-clonal organism.It was temporarily superseded by a 5,062 year old bristlecone pine discovered in 2010. Methuselah is a Great Basin bristlecone pine The world’s oldest and second oldest tree is a Great Basin bristlecone pine. The oldest bristlecone pine in the White Mountains is Methuselah which has a verified age of 4,852 years. The Foxtail Pine isn’t exactly a bristlecone pine, but its so closely related to the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine and Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine that its sometimes considered the third species of bristlecone pine. At the time, Prometheus was the oldes tree ever dated, the runner-up being a bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California. Methuselah, a 4,852 year old Great Basin bristlecone pine is the oldest confirmed living non-clonal tree in the world It was only 4,847 years old. The Methuselah Trail is located in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains in the Inyo National Forest, northeast of Bishop. From the trail you will see the oldest Great Basin Bristlecone pine – Methuselah. Until 2013, the oldest individual tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,845-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of California.Researchers at … Bristlecone Pine Grove . Features: Methuselah is more than 4,840 years old. Common names. Foxtail Pines are a rare tree that only grows in California. Its latin name is Pinus longaeva, named for its incredibly long lifespan. Bailey 1970. Bristlecone pines are known for attaining great ages. Syn: P. aristata Engelmann var. Curt Dimmick. Crown rounded or irregular; sometimes forms a krummholz at the alpine timberline. The exact location of Methuselah, a Great Basin bristlecone pine commonly known as the world’s oldest tree, is kept a secret.