Old Trees 1- “Dielman’s Monarch”

I apologize for the slow blogging lately. We have a few longer posts we’re working on as we get time, but for now I thought I’d put up some interesting links I’ve come across featuring an old Limber Pine in the mountains of Oregon. We’ll try to make this a series featuring ancient trees as we find great information to share.

(These pictures are from the “Ascending The Giants” website.)

This tree is partially hollow after many years of decay so the exact age is not known. But estimates have put this tree between 2,000 and 3,000 years old. It’s truly a majestic tree if you ask me!

This is a great video featuring two 69 year old brothers climbing the mountain in search of this Limber pine.

Here’s a great site, and article, featuring this tree. http://ascendingthegiants.org/news/15/52/Limber-Pine.html

There’s a bit more information here as well: (This site has tons of great information on Conifers all around the world.) http://www.conifers.org/pi/Pinus_flexilis.php

Thanks for reading and thanks for following us!

Next we hope to cover the oldest known single living tree in the world; A Bristlecone Pine in the mountains of California that is 5,062 years old!!!

God Bless,
Dan

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