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ponderosa pine?
« on: March 02, 2010, 09:24:51 AM »
i went and picked up a trailer load of pine saturday. a whack if you will.
they were planted in town years ago. the man said they were ponderosa pine. i found a limb while loading the logs and noticed the needles were very long. i am saying maybe 8 inches or so.

? is does this sound like the correct tree. the needles are single needles. most of my pine i cut seem to be way shorter needles and in groups of 3 maybe.

i know i am not using the correct terms here but maybe you knowlegdeable folks will correct me. thanks.

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Re: ponderosa pine?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 05:37:57 PM »
Doesn't sound like pondo. Maybe more of a southern pine?

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Re: ponderosa pine?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 09:12:29 PM »
Ponderosa needles are in bundles of 3, sometimes 2 like slash pine, and the needles are 5" to 10" long.  The bark looks different to me from the southern pines, more orange in the seam and more platy looking. 
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