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Western White Pine

Pine Family (Pinaceae) Pinus monticola
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Western White Pine © 2001 Ken and Leona Beatty

Growth Form: Tall, straight trunk with a cylrindical crown of relatively short branches

Western White Pine bark © 2001 Ken and Leona Beatty

Bark: Light-colored.

Leaves: 5 needles per sheathless bundle, 2" to 4" long, leaves persist 3 to 4 years.

Cones: 5" to 10", slightly crescent shaped with the stalk bending to the side, cone scales thin and rounded on the ends, no prickles. Cones are pendulous at the ends of branches.

Found: Mid-to upper forest elevations. Klamath, Cascade, and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges

Tidbits: Fine for finish and millwork.


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