Ancient Sentinel by choronr ()
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Bristlecone Pine - Perhaps the oldest living plant species on Earth. Some years ago, a dendrologist tested a number in these specimens that reside in the 'Inyo National Forest' in northeastern California only to find that a particular tree has survived for 4,768 years - being alive before the start of the Great Pyramid. Later, this tree was named 'Methuselah'. Its survival methods are second to none. It lives at an altitude of approximately 10,000 feet and has a growing season of only about two months. Parts of the tree die off while other portions spring forth new growth and carry on.
A big thank you to Walli for taking on the task of creating this beautiful model. Rotating it in any direction, you will find it to have a photogenic appeal inspiring one to create a scene ...the possibilities are endless.
To learn more about the tree, have a look at the following sites:
Here is a link to Walli's site: 'Silva 3D' where you can download this beautiful model for free:
One more note, in this scene, the model sets on the ground on a 20+ degree slope. It gives the appearance of floating, but I guarantee you it is not.
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Well I for one would like to give you some credit for placing this most in detail model in such a complimenting landscape and environment..Splendid read/info to boot as well...Wow almost 5000 years old...just to think it's been around that long boggles the mind!...(smiles)...