The oldest living tree in the world is a bristlecone pine tree that grows in the White Mountains of California. The tree, named Methuselah, is over 4,800 years old. Methuselah is not the biggest or tallest tree in the world, but it is the oldest.
Methuselah’s exact location is a secret because scientists want to protect it from people who might harm it. The tree is very fragile and could be easily damaged.
Methuselah is a part of a species of tree that is very long-lived. The oldest bristlecone pine tree that has been found was over 5,000 years old. But Methuselah is the oldest known living tree in the world.
scientists believe that Methuselah is so old because it grows in a very harsh environment. The White Mountains are very dry and cold. The air is also very thin. These conditions help the tree to live a long time.
Methuselah is not the only old tree in the White Mountains. There are other bristlecone pine trees that are almost as old as Methuselah. But Methuselah is the oldest known living tree in the world.