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Palms and Cycads: What tree lives the longest Cycad or Bristle Cone Pine

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NVRAGN
Los Angeles, CA

June 20, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9173560

A friend was saying that a Bristle Cone Pine lives the longest. I thought it may be Cycads but not sure. Anybody know what tree lives the longest?

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


June 23, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9177216

Some of those pines are over 1000 years old some say... an individual cycad is unlikely to live that long, but as pieces break off, or suckers replace the older plant, the entire life could possibly get that long... not sure if it is all considered a single plant, though.
daves_not_here
Las Vegas, NV
(Zone 9b)

June 28, 2012
11:04 PM

Post #9185686

On the Great Basin National Park web cite it says there are Bristle Cones growing today that were alive when the Egyptians were building the Pyramids. WOW!

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