Item D6: 1 GREAT BASIN BRISTLECONE PINE 2013 CROP SEEDLING
This item is a package of 1 Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) seedling. This seedling is 2 to 3 inches tall and is from our 2013 crop. These seedlings are container grown and will be shipped in the container that they are growing in. The transplant success rate of our container grown stock is 100% if proper care is provided. The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) is a medium size tree that grows to 60 feet tall with trunk diameters of up to 5 feet. The dwarf and irregular growth habit, which gives it a very attractive and picturesque form, makes it an excellent choice for a container, rock garden, or bonsai plant. It is a dense, heavy trunked tree with ground sweeping branches. The wood is very dense and resinous, and thus resistant to invasion by insects, fungi, and other potential pests. Bristlecone pines are the longest lived trees in existence and can reach 5000 years of age. This species of bristlecone pine is native to eastern California, Nevada and Utah. Bristlecone pines grow naturally in isolated groves just below the tree line, between 5,600 and 11,200 foot elevation. Bristlecone pines are known for attaining great ages. A specimen of Pinus longaeva located in the White Mountains of California is 5,064 years old. This is the oldest known individual tree in the world. Another well-known bristlecone from the White Mountains is Methuselah which is 4,846 years old. Bristlecone pines are protected in a number of areas owned by the United States federal government, such as the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains of California and the Great Basin National Park in Nevada.