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Pinus identification

Postby cazza » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:18 pm

pine4.jpg
pine5.jpg
pine7.jpg
Hopefully someone will know...here are a few photos of the pine that I am trying to identify. Was told a Stone Pine but am not convinced....
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Re: Pinus identification

Postby cazza » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:21 pm

pine3.jpg
pine10.jpg
some more photos
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Re: Pinus identification

Postby greg.l » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:45 pm

They do look like stone pine. When the cones go brown you take them off, put in a warm dry place so they open up then you get pine nuts. Pity shelling them is such a hassle.
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Re: Pinus identification

Postby cazza » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:14 pm

Oh ok...thanks for that Greg. I looked up Stone Pine in my tree book and the drawing showed a top heavy pine....long trunk. I presume that is how they are when they are old? This tree is only about 9 years of age so that is probably where I stuffed up :oops:
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Re: Pinus identification

Postby greg.l » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:33 am

They look quite different when old, the bottom branches drop away. I have some 20yo trees I grew frow seed, yours are doing quite well to produce cones already.
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