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Post  Storm on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:33 pm

Dont know if you have read this but its something atleast I didnt know!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/04/080414-oldest-tree.html

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Post  fiona on Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:03 pm

Nah! Not letting you away with that Storm. Check the link below:

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:27 am

Fascinating!

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Post  wabashene on Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:50 pm

The Bristlecone pines in Western USA were generally regarded as the oldest living non-clonal trees.

As the story (possibly apocryphal) goes, scientists determined how old one of them was in the 1960's by cutting it down and counting the rings thereby killing it!

DOH!

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