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Turkish Pine

Pinus brutia

Description:

Evergreen pine tree with needles about 15 cm long, elongated pine cones and rough, reddish-brown bark. This tree is not native to California.

Habitat:

Among various pine trees at entrance to Lake Dixon. "native to the eastern Mediterranean region. The bulk of its range is in Turkey, but it also extends to the East Aegean Islands of Greece, the Crimea, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, northern Iraq, western Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus"

Notes:

"Pinus halepensis is a popular ornamental tree, extensively planted in gardens, parks, and private and agency landscapes in hot dry areas such as Southern California, where the Aleppo Pine's considerable heat and drought tolerance, fast growth, and aesthetic qualities, are highly valued." - Wikipedia Aleppo Pine - Pinus halepensis???

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Michael67
Michael67 8 years ago
Turkish Pine
Pinus brutia Turkish Pine - Pinus brutia - Overview


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2 Comments

Michael67
Michael67 8 years ago

Turkish Pine is widely cultivated in southern California; it is a close relative of Aleppo Pine, distinguishable by its longer, stouter needles and upward-pointing cones (as in pic #4)

Meik
Meik 9 years ago

Cindy, you might be right, this looks like the Aleppo pine.

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Jan 21, 2012

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