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Bristlecone Pine - A Survival Expert

Christine Till

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Peekskill, NY - United States

Awesome image, reverend feelings for this tree. V/F

Los Angeles, CA - United States

Good for you...

Loveland, CO - United States

"Like!' Congratulations on your $ale! v

Anderson, CA - United States

Inspiring work here Christine; your lighting is superb...congratulations on your sale! jd

Clarence, NY - United States

Beautiful B&W,Congrats on your second place contest win.fav/v

Moab, UT - United States

Incredible image!

Nicosia, Ni - Cyprus

Excelent,Bravo!!

Union Dale, PA - United States

Love the image and the tonal quality. F V T & G+, also my Comment for Comment - For The Busy Individual pick for today. ... Elaine

Tampa, FL - United States

Just amazing........perfect....

Anderson, CA - United States

Wow, this is just spectacular Christine.....awesome work here; congratulations on the third place win! jd

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I love this image. Congratulations to you.

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Very cool v

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NICE IMAGE...V

Mandeville, LA - United States

A magnificent photo! v/fav!

Calgary, AB - Canada

Amazing image - voted and selected as my CFC fave of the day!

San Pedro, CA - United States

This is a magnificent composition of a stunning specimen, Christine! v/fav!

Sussex - United Kingdom

A truly stunning black and white image, congrats on your sale - Natalie :)

San Francisco Bay Area, CA - United States

Wow, great lighting, excellent capture, Christine! Congratulations on your sale:)!

Lincoln, NE - United States

this is beautiful.

Bath, NY - United States

Love this photo!

Santa Fe, NM - United States

Truly great!

Newcastle, WY - United States

love this...congrats on sale

Mahon - Spain

contrats, a great b&w work

B S, Mi - United States

Congrats Christine! :)

Christchurch, E9 - New Zealand

Wonderful work,as you look at it and can see so much in the Picture.

Mumbai - India

Congrats,excellent !

Voorhees, NJ - United States

Excellent! Congrats on your sale! v/f -Kim

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Wow, stunning image! Congratulations on your sale!

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Wonderful image, congrats on your sale! v

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Bristlecone Pine - A Survival Expert

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Christine Till

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The biblical Methuselah, ancestor to Noah, was said to have lived 969 years. The world's oldest living thing, the Methuselah Tree, a Bristlecone Pine in California's White Mountains, has endured almost five times as long. It thrives and survives in conditions that would strike fear into the phloem of virtually all other plants.
In the rain shadow of the mighty Sierra Nevadas, which blocks weather approaching from the west, the average annual precipitation is less than 12 inches, and most of that falls as snow in winter. In summer, which can provide as few as six weeks of warmth for bristlecone pines to generate growth and reserves for overwintering, precipitable moisture ranks among the lowest recorded anywhere on earth. Moreover, the soil the bristlecones cling to is not dirt as most plants know it but dolomite, a limestone substrate with few nutrients. With so little time to get energy from the sun, and so little energy to be had from the soil, growth is grindingly slow. A bristlecone pine may add to its girth no more than an inch per century.
Bristlecone Pine trees (Pinus longaeva) have evolved survival strategies that might make other, less hardy plants, well, green with envy. They put a greater premium on getting by than on getting big. It is an ability that, perhaps more than any other, allows the species, in standout cases, to last longer than most civilizations. The tallest sequoia, a coast redwood also found in California, is 367 feet tall. The tallest bristlecone pine is but 60 feet tall, and most of its kind are much shorter. Clearly, bigger is not better in such a brutal environment as that found at high altitude in the White Mountains.
Some gnarled old bristlecones have only a thin strip of living bark, which sustains a single living branch and its needles. In a sense, these ancients have gone back to being seedlings. Can they still be called a living tree? Well, if reproductive ability is a prerequisite to being considered alive, then the answer is a resounding yes, for even the hoariest bristlecones can generate cones with viable seeds. And however truncated that tree is, it is still the very same tree that was a seedling when, say, King Tut was a boy.

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