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Spotting

Description:

Lone pine tree growing along the trail to the Old Tin Mines in the Franklin Mountains State Park. Has single silver Christmas ornament!

Habitat:

Chihuahuan desert.

Notes:

Weather on this day was clear and cold. This was the only pine tree I saw in this area of the Franklin Mountains State Park.

1 Species ID Suggestions

QuercusSW
QuercusSW 9 years ago
Afghan or Eldarica Pine
Pinus eldarica Pinus eldarica


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3 Comments

megalibrarygirl
megalibrarygirl 8 years ago

it was near what was once a working copper mine

megalibrarygirl
megalibrarygirl 8 years ago

it was near what was once a working copper mine

QuercusSW
QuercusSW 9 years ago

That pine tree looks planted, and smaller than a typical mature size, since it does not have regular irrigation. Possibly it was planted as a memorial by someone?

megalibrarygirl
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megalibrarygirl

El Paso City Limits, Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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