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Montezuma Pine (Pinus montezumae)

Montezuma Pine, is a species of conifer that is native to Mexico and Central America, where it is commonly known as Ocote. The tree grows about 100 feet high and its canopy can reach 35-40 feet wide; occasionally it may reach a height of 130 feet. Its rounded crown is …

Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) Habitat.—Cold soils, borders of swamps, deep woods, ravines, mountain slopes. USDA Zones 3-7. Habit.—A large handsome tree, 50-80 feet high; trunk 2-4 feet in diameter, straight, tapering very slowly; branches going out at right angles, not disposed in whorls, slender, brittle yet elastic, the lowest declined …

Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

One of the very few deciduous conifers, the Dawn Redwood is a great tree. Its pyramidal habit and straight trunk in youth become broader and rounded as it ages. Hardy in zones 4-8. The 1/2″ long and 1/16″ wide needles of this conifer are arranged oppositely along the rather slender …

Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata)

Native to the southeastern United States, the Bristlecone pine also referred to as the Hickory Pine. This tree is considered to be one of the oldest living plants on the earth, some specimens have been documented to be upwards of 5,000 years old. Definitely a slow grower, this tree can …

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Hardy to zone 3 this tree is the largest growing native tree in eastern North America. The flexible, blue green needles’ are 2 to 5 inches long and are found in fascicles of five, persisting for a year and a half. The cones are narrow 1.5 to 2 inches wide …