Inside an ancient forest: Surrounded by 4,000-year-old trees in #VR
  • 28 Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutInside an ancient forest: Surrounded by 4,000-year-old trees in VRFrom the building of the Egyptian pyramids to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried Pompeii to the collapse of the Mayan civilization, Methuselah has lived through them all.Sent!A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.
  • Inside an ancient forest: Surrounded by 4,000-year-old trees in VRJesse Ryan, USA TODAY NETWORK Published 6:45 p.m. ET July 27, 2017 | Updated 9:53 p.m. ET July 27, 2017This is a 360° video experience.
  • USA TODAY NETWORKAncient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California(Photo: USA TODAY NETWORK)From the building of the Egyptian pyramids to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried Pompeii to the collapse of the Mayan civilization, Methuselah has lived through them all.
  • At roughly 4,800 years old, this Great Basin bristlecone pine is one of the oldest trees in world.Methuselah grows nearly two miles above sea level in California’s Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.
  • In turn, the ability of bristlecones to withstand inhospitable environments may contribute to their longevity.While many people know Methuselah as the most senior tree in Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, that status may actually belong to a neighbor.

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