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Pine cone comparison (5 Replies)

Posted December 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm

ACS WR member Dan Spear took this photo to showcase the spectacular cones of the native California Pinus coulteri. Left to right they are Pinus coulteri, Pinus lambertiana, Pinus jeffreyi, Pinus thunbergii ‘Thunderhead’ and Pinus mugo ‘Fastigiata’. Look at how small the ‘Thunderhead’ cones look when displayed with the big boys!

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Posted January 10, 2015 at 9:44 am

not sure what it is about these cones! but I love cones, I’m cone crazy

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Posted January 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Coulter Pine is endemic to Southern California, and Sugar Pine, the world’s tallest pine, grows mostly in California, but spills into southern Oregon, too. I thought the size comparison was remarkable. We will see both of these California natives on our Conifer Road Trip April 17-19. Please consider joining us.

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Posted January 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Jeremy, Dan gave me a cone from a Coulter pine when we had a conehead gathering here in the summertime. It is the centerpiece on my outdoor table and such a conversation piece. Most people think that it is not real. Dan can’t wait to see the trees in the wild!

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Posted January 13, 2015 at 2:01 pm

A bonehead gathering sounds really fun and amusing. I chuckling to myself thinking about the conversations.

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Posted January 13, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Ha ha ha! I changed it to conehead…but maybe we were boneheads! And you know full well what the conversations were like – you were there in spirit!

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