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_____Trees with Needlelike Leaves - Pines

The Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
Standing 100-170 ft/30-50m, the Western White Pine is a towering
inhabitant of the mountainous regions of western North America.
Western White Pine
The Western White Pine is the state tree of Idaho and so is sometimes called Idaho Pine. Another common name is Mountain White Pine.
Western White Pine needles
Western White Pine needles
The needles are quite long, 2-4 in/5-10 cm, and grow in bundles of 5. The top side of the needle is pale green and the underside a more bluish-green with a characteristic white line.
Western White Pine needles
Western White Pine bark
The trunk of this enormous tree is 2-4 ft/.6-1.2 m wide and has silvery-gray bark and tends to break into square plates in mature trees. Sadly, White Pine Blister Rust, a fungus that was accidentally introduced to North America in the early 1900s, has caused devastation to the population of this spectacular tree.
Western White Pine needles and cone
The cones of Western White Pine are some of the longest among the native conifers of the region. They are reddish-brown, hang down and about 8 in/20 cm long.
The scales of the cones lack prickles.
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