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The oldest known Rocky Mountain bristlecone pines (Pinus aristata Engelm.)

Arctic & Alpine Research

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Abstract

The authors have found 12 living Rocky Mountain bristlecone pines >1600 yr old, including four that are >2100 yr old, on Black Mountain, near South Park, and on Almagre Mountain, in the S Front Range, Colorado. A core from the oldest of these trees has an inner-ring date of 442 BC. This tree is therefore at least 2435 yr old and exceeds the age of the oldest previously reported Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine by 846 yr. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The oldest known Rocky Mountain bristlecone pines (Pinus aristata Engelm.)
Series title:
Arctic & Alpine Research
Volume
24
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Arctic & Alpine Research
First page:
253
Last page:
256
Number of Pages:
4