Ponderosa Pine Tree Kit
Ponderosa Pine Tree Kit

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Product Code: 1812

The mighty Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) is often regarded as North
America's "most important" pine tree. It dominates forests in every
western state, and is widespread in Canada and Mexico as well. Pinus
is known by many names throughout its vast range, including
Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine, Heavy Pine, Longleaf
Pine, and most commonly, Ponderosa Pine. In Montana, Ponderosa Pine is
celebrated as the State Tree. This impressive, wide-ranging species
tolerates an amazing diversity of climates, altitudes, and soils, and
can live for centuries, growing to heights of over 300 feet, with
soaring, column-like trunks more than 8 feet across. A slow grower in
its first decade, Ponderosa Pine grows faster as it ages, ultimately
acquiring a magnificent physique, characterized by muscular branches;
burnished tufts of long, green-gold needles (5"13"); large,
cinnamon-red cones; and a regal-looking, almost perfectly straight
trunk, richly clad in great plates of bronze-colored bark. Ponderosa
Pine tolerates heat and drought, and is extremely cold-hardy. It can be
cultivated almost anywhere, and is a beautiful and statuesque tree at
every stage of its life.