Pinus monticola at Parc Cefn Onn

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Pinus monticola
June 2015

Grid reference ST 17722 84051
Common name Western white pine
Origin West North America
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status Glamorgan Champion 2013
Height 23M June 2015
Girth 203cm June 2015
Reference 234

This tree is the upper park, north west. It is the middle of a line of three 5-needle pine trees.

Pinus monticola bark

Pinus monticola bark
August 2015

Pinus monticola foliage

Pinus monticola foliage
late June 2015

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Pinus monticola foliage
late June 2015

Pinus monticola treetop

Pinus monticola tree top with cones
late August 2015

Pinus monticola cone

Pinus monticola cones at top of tree
late August 2015

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Pinus monticola cone on ground 18cm by 35mm dia
late August 2015

General tree description

Pinus monticola is a large tree and can grow to 40 metres tall, with a narrow, open, conic shape. Its bark is grey and smooth, becoming deeply fissured with age. The leaves are needles in bundles of five, up to 10cm long, slender, drooping and dark blue-green with a white line on both surfaces. The cones are slender and drooping, up to 30cm long.