I had a cutting that's now a sapling from the Fortingal Yew, the oldest living tree in Europe, at around 6-7,000 yrs old. And in my pocket I have a piece of Yew that's 3,800yrs old, so I can always 'touch wood'. It's a very magical piece of wood
Being into botany that is an amazing opportunity to have a cutting of that tree. I am sure it may be pretty common to obtain that specific strain due to extensive propagation? I'd like to try a few seeds of the bristlecone but it is pretty picky about where it grows. It would be fun to try.