Yosemite National Park Boasts One Very, Very, Very Old Lodgepole Pine
Since we're taking a look today at champion trees as recognized by American Forests, it seems appropriate that we toss a bit more national park tree trivia your way. According to the folks at Yosemite National Park, the oldest known lodgepole pine in the United States is located just a bit east of Tuolumne.
Dendrologists, who took a tree-ring sample from a fire scar to minimize harm to this living tree, believe it would have germinated in the year 1381.
Hardly looks a day over 628 years!