Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 23 - The Loblolly Pine Tree - Pinus taeda


The Loblolly Pine Tree
This Loblolly Pine Tree lives at the Asheville Botanical Gardens.  http://www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.org/


The Loblolly Pine Tree
You can identify this tree by it's needles.  There will be 3 to a bundle and they will be 6-9 inches long.  The needles will be stiff and dark green.  They will be more straight then twisted like some pine needles.  The pine cone will be about the 4-6 inches long.  These cones will have sharp prickles.

These pine trees can grow to be very tall - up to 100 feet;  they seem to take on that haunted look in the horizon when the sunsets behind them.

Rebecca

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