Keepers of Prometheus: The World’s Oldest Tree

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

An ancient tree that stood on a Nevada mountaintop for nearly 5,000 years - as civilizations rose and fell and humans explored the Earth - now finds its home in the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. A member of the long-lived Bristlecone pine species, the tree called Prometheus is the oldest individual ever known to have lived.