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small slow-growing upland pine of western United States (Rocky Mountains) having dense branches with fissured rust-brown bark and short needles in bunches of 5 and thorn-tipped cone scales

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Researchers believe this will allow for the development of quantum algorithms on actual hardware like the Bristlecone chip.
Caption: Below: A stream flows through the Ansel Adams Wilderness at 10,000 feet above sea level and what is traditionally known as timberline by backpackers--sparsely forested, granite outcrops and garden-like settings; right: Bristlecone pine forest between 10,00 and 11,000 feet above sea level, a few miles south of Forester Pass
EDITOR'S NOTE: Be on the lookout for Jacquelyn's story and the success of Bristlecone in a future issue of SI
The 2013 US quarter from the America the Beautiful series depicts Nevada's Great Basin with a windswept landscape and bristlecone pine tree.
One specimen of Adansonia digitata was carbon dated to an age of at least 1,275 years, falling short of the legendary bristlecone pine but easily taking the record for the oldest flowering plant.
The Company sold its station in Syracuse, New York, WSYT (FOX), and assigned its LMA and purchase option on WNYS (MNT) in Syracuse to Bristlecone Broadcasting.
In order to secure approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the purchase, Sinclair sold its station WSYT (FOX) in Syracuse, New York and provided Bristlecone Broadcasting LLC with a purchase option on WNYS (MNT) in Syracuse, New York.
Such 'champion' species--giant redwoods, bristlecone pines and more besides--had stood the test of time and shrugged off countless threats and diseases, so perhaps their genetic offspring were precisely what a fragile planet required.
The world''s tallest tree is California's coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) The world''s oldest-growing tree is a bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata)
A multi-faceted approach describes the voice, function, and beauty of each tree or family of trees chosen to represent North American trees of the west Twelve sections in four chapters present the Coastal Redwood, Pacific Madrone, Old Growth Forest, California Sycamore, Mexican Elder, California Bay Laurel, Incense Cedar, Mountain Mahogany, Sequoia, Quaking Aspen, Bristlecone Pine, and Gambrel Oak/ Western Serviceberry tree groups.
Remember too that using native plants helps retain the unique flavor of the area; white oak trees and spreading dogbane evoke the singular place "Toronto" while Garry oak and arbutus proclaim "Victoria" The marvelous old-growth olive trees at Gethsemane that I saw last winter somehow combine the gnarled quality of ancient bristlecone pines with centuries of careful cultivation; they are utterly biblical and completely Jerusalem, being native to the area.
There are other powerful tree stories--the cloning of a 5000-year-old bristlecone, planting a Wye Oak clone at Mount Vernon on Arbor Day and planting red ash clones for a living memorial to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon.
Methuselah, a Great Basin bristlecone pine, can be found in Inyo County, California.
Literally nothing is older than a bristlecone pine tree: The oldest and longest-living species on the planet, these pine trees normally are found clinging to bare rocky landscapes of alpine or near-alpine mountain slopes.
It is best viewed from across the Owens Valley at the top of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to Methuselah, considered to be the oldest tree in the world at the robust age of 4,842.