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Ponderosa Pine

Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa), is also sometimes known as Yellow, Bull, Western Red, Pitch, or Western Longleaf. It is a coniferous tree that grows in many places in the Western United States and Canada. Its environment is variable, but it is typical found in drier soils and conditions. Its bark is yellow to reddish-brown with deep, irregular furrows and scaly plates that look like puzzle pieces. Fun fact, the bark smells like vanilla!

Height: 100-140 feet

Needles: Clusters of 3 needles, 5-10" long

Cones: 3-6", reddish-brown


USDA PLANTS Database Link

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PIPOP