How Old are Joshua Trees? — Natural History Wanderings

Joshua Tree National Park reports Age is just a number… but for Joshua trees, we don’t know that number! Determining the age of Joshua trees has been a challenge. Joshua trees are part of the agave family and so they don’t have tree rings. Tree rings are the typical way scientists measure a tree’s age. […]

How Old are Joshua Trees? — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceDaily reports While sifting through fossil soils in the Catskill region near Cairo, New York, researchers uncovered the extensive root system of 385-million-year-old trees that already appeared to have leaves and wood. The finding is the first piece of evidence that the transition toward forests as we know them today began earlier in the Devonian Period […]

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