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Western junipers rank as the fourth longest-lived tree species in the world, with the oldest specimen attaining 2,675 years. The bonsai-like champion shown here, called the Bennett Juniper after naturalist Clarence Bennett, is no spring chicken: it sprouted around 2,200 years ago, around the time of your 110-greats grandparents.

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