|Grid reference||ST 17968 78919|
|Common name||Bishop pine|
|Origin||California &NW Mexico|
|Height||19M February 2021|
|Girth||198cm February 2021|
This tree is at the north west corner, beside the path running parallel to Allensbank Road.
A few cones were measured at 9 or 10cm long and about 5cm diameter.
Needles typically were between 14 and 17cm long and just over 1mm wide.
General tree description
Pinus muricata is a medium-sized to large tree, 15 to 25 metres tall, with a dense, flat top and wide spreading branches. The bark is brown or blackish with deep fissures. Leaves are needles in pairs, up to about 15cm long, grey-green, stiff and curved. The cones are egg-shaped, around 9cm long, and often remain unopened on the branches for many years. They have a small prickle on each scale.