Bald Cypress in North Carolina believed to be 2,624 years old.

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    A recently documented stand of bald cypress trees in North Carolina, including one tree at least 2,624 years old, are the oldest known living trees in eastern North America and the oldest known wetland tree species in the world.

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    Nature can be awesome. A bristlecone pine at 5,000 years in the oldest living thing on earth.
     
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    That's awesome, Longknife! And a splendid picture. My grandfather collected cypress tree stumps back in the 50s, but they were small by comparison to that giant beauty. And boy, were they beautiful when he got done cleaning, working, and polishing them.

    Love it!

    There are others that are clones from several-centuries-old root systems worth mentioning, too: What Is the Oldest Tree in the World? Worldwide, there are some ancient anomalies. When I lived in Wyoming, I heard claims of there being little old scrawny-looking junipers the drill hole age system, way up in the rocky mountain otherwise arctic desert areas, and claims of several 5,000+ years old junipers, but that was just hearsay from someone who knew someone at the University of Wyoming, I guess. Most of the Equality State is mile high and remoter than you'd ever care to be if you weren't a survivalist person who adores the peace and quiet of isolation on a near-permanent basis. :D
     
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    Cool. I'll be driving home right near there. Then when I get home I'll be right by the highest peak in North America.

    Black River Preserve
     
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    It will be cut down as soon as they find out it was used for lynching.
     
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    I think you mean he collected cypress knees.
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    They make really cool stuff out of them.
     
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    That wouldn’t surprise me about the junipers. I would be inclined to believe it. Where I lived in California the oldest tree in the district was a big ass sugar pine.
     
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    Yeah...
    Just saw some guy selling two of em made into lamps......he wanted $2,750 bucks for em!!!!

    I have a couple of em my Father in law gave me.

    With me it's a kinda love hate relationship with cypress knees,they're cool looking and you can catch some nice bass around em but they SUCK when they're in tall grass and you're constantly tripping over em while trying to launch a jon boat!!
     
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    Growing up in Southern California, I remember some massive Live Oaks that were several hundred years old.
     
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    Bernie Sanders disputes the date. He said that he planted the tree 15 years prior, but it was a good guess nonetheless.
     
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