The Bristle Cone Pine is the oldest tree in the world. It is estimated by scientists to be 4,300 years old, and is Earth’s oldest living organism, (Quoted from Allyn and Bacon Biology, 1977, p.180).
- If the Earth is billions of years old, why are there not older trees on the Earth?
- Why is the oldest tree on Earth only 4,200 years old.
According to the Bible:
- God created the Heavens and the Earth 6,000 years ago approximately.
- 4,400 years ago there was a world wide Flood.
- As the crust of the Earth was broken up, and water ran off the land, the geography was dramatically altered.
- Quite soon the continents stabilised, and then trees started to grow again.
- According to Biblical teaching, we would therefore expect the oldest tree in the world to have an age of approximately 4,400 years, or younger.
- The 4,300 year old age of the Bristle cone Pine Tree tends to confirm the Biblical account.