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Which mature pine is this?

Posted by severnside UK SW9 (My Page) on
Sat, May 17, 14 at 17:35

I see three of these around the same size at a Welsh industrial estate. They have the scrubby look of mugo pine rather than the fullness of the commonly planted Contorta but I'm not sure they can grow this large (30ft?)

Tree
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Needles
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Candle
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Male cones
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Female cones
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Bark
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RE: Which mature pine is this?

It looks like it's fox-tailing so I'll take a stab that it's Pinus balfouriana.

Dax


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RE: Which mature pine is this?

Another Pinus contorta, just part of the natural variation in the species.

Resin


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RE: Which mature pine is this?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, May 19, 14 at 14:51

Specimen is not mature, of course, as it still has the youthful growth habit stage and the species grows much bigger than this.


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RE: Which mature pine is this?

Dax - If there is even one Pinus balfourina species tree growing in the UK to this size I would be very suprised. I'd love a dwarf one though.

Resin - You knew even as you wrote it that I would wince. Alas the universal Contorta curse. I will keep looking for the biggest mugos.

BBoy - my bad, I said that in the hope it was mugo which would be very mature at this size. As a Contorta it is fairly young still.

Thanks everyone.


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RE: Which mature pine is this?

Another one

Pinus radiata?
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