Nevada State Tree - Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva)
Nevada State Tree

Bristlecone Pine

(Pinus longaeva)

The Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva), designated as the official state tree of Nevada, is a remarkable and enduring symbol of the state's rugged beauty and resilience. These ancient trees, which can live for thousands of years, thrive in the harsh and arid high-elevation environments of Nevada's Great Basin National Park. Bristlecone Pines are renowned for their gnarled and weather-beaten appearance, and their ability to withstand extreme conditions, including cold temperatures and nutrient-poor soils. They have provided valuable insights into climate history through the study of their growth rings and continue to inspire awe and reverence as they stand as enduring sentinels of Nevada's natural heritage.

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