The oldest trees on planet earth grow in the desert mountains of California, Nevada, and Utah, way up high at close to 10,000' in elevation. Take one of these old trees and look at the tightly packed growth rings under magnification, then count. The oldest trees reach close to 5,000 years of life.
Are you one of the people who has made the journey into the White Mountains of eastern California and walked amidst the oldest living trees? If so, what were your impressions?