Knob cone pine

Knob cone pine

Pinus attenuata

  • Cone scales not curved
  • Cones remain on trees for years
  • Knobs on cone scales short and angled with a small prickle at the end
  • Bark smells like a pine
Knob cone pine
Knob cone pine

Coulter pine

Photo: SelecTree

Coulter pine

Pinus coulteri

  • Cone scales large and curved
  • Cones remain on trees for years
  • Knobs on cone scales long and curved backward
  • Bark smells like a pine
Coulter pine

Photo: SelecTree

Coulter pine

Photo: SelecTree


Jeffrey pine

Jeffrey pine

Pinus jeffreyi

  • Cone scales not curved
  • Cones fall from tree each year
  • Knobs on cone scales short with curved prickle at end
  • Bark smells like vanilla or banana
Jeffrey pine
Jeffrey pine

Ponderosa pine

Ponderosa pine

Pinus ponderosa

  • Cone scales not curved
  • Cones fall from tree each year
  • Knobs on cone scales short with straight prickle at end
  • Bark smells like a pine
Ponderosa pine
Ponderosa pine

Monterey pine

Monterey pine

Pinus radiata

  • Cone scales not curved
  • Cones remain on trees for years
  • Knobs on cone scales short and rounded with tiny prickle at the end
  • Bark smells like a pine; most common of this group to be found in cities
Monterey pine
Monterey pine