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Common Name:
Ponderosa Pine
Scientific Name:
Pinus ponderosa
Common Family:
Pine Family
Scientific Family:
Bark: Very dark (nearly black) on young trees, developing cinnamon colored plates and deep furrows.
Foliage: Evergreen, 5 to 10 inches long, with three (sometimes 2) tough, yellow-green needles per fascicle. When crushed, needles have a turpentine odor sometimes reminiscent of citrus.
Fruit: Cones are ovoid, 3 to 6 inches long, sessile, red-brown in color, armed with a slender prickle, maturing late summer.
Cemetery|Location: Fairmount | Bailey Gate
Additional Information:

Colorado Tree Coalition  – Ponderosa Pine


Colorado State Forest Service – Colorado’s Major Tree Species