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ScottySOld Trees

ScottyS

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As a matter of note, Pilot Peak, like many Great Basin peaks, is home to a few old trees. It has a diverse population in the sub-alpine zone, but down lower in the middle of the Pinyon-Juniper band lies the oldest known (to date) living Pinus monophylla (Singleleaf Pinyon Pine). At over 900 years old, it has certainly seen a lot of sunrises over Lake Bonneville from it's protected perch. It was discovered and dated by dendrochronologists Scotty Strachan and Franco Biondi in 2005.
Posted Feb 27, 2008 11:37 pm

DeanRe: Old Trees

Dean

Voted 10/10

By any chance did you guys get a pic of that tree. It'd be a nice addition to the page. I love the ancient trees of the great basin.
Posted Feb 28, 2008 12:25 pm

ScottySRe: Old Trees

ScottyS

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Yep, I have a pic. Will upload it now....
Posted Mar 4, 2008 1:32 pm

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