Ponderosa Pine

Scientific Name: Pinus ponderosa
Genus: Pinus
Family: Pinaceae

Ponderosa PinePonderosa Pine

The Ponderosa Pine is the most frequently planted of the large, long-needled native pines. The deep green needles, 6-10 inches long, are arranged in bundles of three. Cones are 3 to 5 inches long. Although found in the interior valleys of western Washington and Oregon, its principal range is east of the Cascades. It is a very important timber tree.