Methuselah Tree
NOVA Season 29

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There is a tree in California whose venerable age has earned it the name of the Methusela Tree. Just like the Biblical Methusela, this bristlecone pine has lived long enough to see a lot of changes in the world. This special from the NOVA program chronicles some of the major historical events that have occurred during the tree's 4,644 years of existence. NOVA waxes poetic in a rare instance of anthropomorphism, and examines and evaluates these events, as if the tree itself were speaking. Archival film, photography, reenactments, and artwork, are used to tell of the times that the Methusela Tree has seen.


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