Famous bristlecone tree in Nevada

PHOTOGRAPH BY KEITH @LADZINSKI
This tree is famous: This Bristlecone tree is an estimated 1,400 years old and so associated with Nevada that a likeness is stamped on the back of the Nevada Quarter. Known informally as the Magic Tree, it, like many ancient trees, lives among drought, temperature rise, and the increasing threat of wildfires. Some Bristlecones live 4,000 years, and Guinness World Records puts the oldest at 4,852. Italy has mandated protection of certain trees, and U.S. officials have launched prescribed burns to save the world’s oldest trees.