Tree Line, Rocky Mountain National Park, June 2004
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Above treeline refers to the altitudes on mountain slopes above which trees do not grow. Above treeline is the domain of alpine tundra where the wind blows eternally, the air is crisp, and the vistas are perpetual and perpetually changing. There is a sense of solitary calm mixed with exhilaration.
The boundary between alpine forest and alpine tundra is often populated by the Bristlecone Pine, the longest-lived organism on Earth. This pine is the Above Tree Line Images site logo. The oldest Bristlecone is named Methuselah and boasts a calculated age of 4,767 years.
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