|Grid reference||ST 18590 79103|
|Common name||Montezuma pine|
|Plaque||In memory of Roger Smith|
|Height||7.5M May 2018|
|Girth||71cm May 2018|
This tree is on the eastern side of the Botanic Garden, east of the stream.
It was purchased from Malet Court Nursery as a 12 inch sapling and grown on by Roger and Vicky Smith who donated it to the park c.2006. The plaque was placed beside it in August 2009.
General tree description
Pinus montezumae is a medium sized to large tree, up to 30 metres tall in the wild, with a large, domed crown. Its bark is rough and deeply fissured, reddish-brown on young trees, weathering to dark grey. The leaves (needles) are bright green and 15 to 25cm long, drooping, usually in bundles of 5, but occasionally 6s or 7s. The cones are 12 to 15cm long by 3 to 4cm wide with glossy brown woody scales.
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