Imagine watching 1.46 million sunrises. Imagine being 1000 years old when Stonehenge was being built. Imagine the Great Basin Bristlecone Pines, growing in austere conditions, for close to 5000 years.
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest in the White Mountains of California hold some of the oldest groves of these trees, with the Methuselah tree reaching 4841 years of age.
These living treasures are the source of a dendrochronology reaching back 10,000 years. They sit on land managed by the US Forest Service, in the Inyo National Forest.
My project is to present fine art photographs of these trees and their habitat in a book, along with poetry and scientific information.
Funds for this project will be used for needed equipment, travel expenses, supplies, insurance, and proof-printing.
- (60 days)