Where is the oldest tree on Earth found?
- South Africa
- California, U.S.A.
For the Great Basin bristlecone pine, longevity is the name of the game. The Earth's three oldest living trees are all Great Basin bristlecones and are native to California, Utah, and Nevada in the western United States. The oldest of the trees, whose location remains hidden for the protection of the tree, lives in the White Mountains of California. The estimated age of this bristlecone pine is 5,066 years. "Methuselah," the second oldest tree and also a bristlecone, is living on the slopes of the White Mountains but its location is also kept under wraps as a protective measure. Methuselah was the oldest upon its discovery in 1957, but it fell to second place with the discovery of an older bristlecone in 2012. Source: WorldAtlas.com