Califonia Bountiful

The Bristlecone Book

Jan./Feb. 2008 California Country magazine

Wind whipped and gnarled, the world’s oldest living species can be found in some of California’s most beautiful settings. Some bristlecone pine trees are as old as 5,000 years. Forestry expert Ronald M. Lanner’s The Bristlecone Book, published by Mountain Press, offers the secrets of how this remarkable species survives and where to find and enjoy these astonishing trees. $12 in softcover. Order through local booksellers or online at

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