Trivia Question: Which U.S. state is home to the world’s oldest individual living tree?
In 2013, scientists announced that an unnamed Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, located in Inyo National Forest near Yosemite National Park, had been verified as 5,062 years old. Prior to that, a nearby tree named Methuselah had been the reigning “oldest tree,” with an age of 4,848 years. Other trees on Earth are reportedly older than these two in California, but they are colony trees that clone and reproduce — in other words, large groups of trees that are connected by a single root system.
The Answer: The correct answer is California.