Fact of the Week: November 11, 2013

Sugar Pines, Pinus lambertiana, are the largest species in its genus (Pinus), which includes all pine trees. Their cones are also the longest cones of any pine tree, and may be more than 20 inches in length. The largest known sugar pine in the world is 209 feet tall and nearly 11.5 feet in diameter, and is near Dorrington, California. Trees may reach an age of 400 years. 


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