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Name: Lisa
Status: educator
Age: 30s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 1999-2001 

A student in my third grade class in Virginia brought in a pine cone from California that is 18 inches long. We thought it was from a Redwood, but our identification book states that a Redwood cone is only 1 inch long. Can you help us identify the tree by only knowing seeing the pine cone? There are 110 third graders who are anxoius to know exactly which type of tree belongs to this pine cone.

Thank You!

There's more than one pine with very long cones

Any other characteristics?

Anthony R. Brach

Probably sugar pine, check a picture/i.d. for verification.

J. Elliott


Though I don't have a dendrologoy book handy, my suspicion is that it is from a sugar pine tree. If you consult a good dendrology text for trees in your area, this should be an easily identification.

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