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Author:Vlad Butsky from San Jose, CA, USA
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Author:Vlad Butsky from San Jose, CA, USA
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2018 crop Oregon

Pinus ponderosa

ssp. benthamiana

Pacific Ponderosa Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine

benthamiana = from coastal CA, OR, and WA.

  • Pinus ponderosa ssp. benthamiana

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Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification. 

The Ponderosa Pine, also known as Pinus ponderosa, is a dominant tree native to western North America. It can be found in various regions such as the Black Hills, foothills, and mid-height peaks of the Rocky Mountains, as well as the Cascade and Sierra Nevada ranges.
This versatile tree belongs to the Pinaceae family and is classified under the Pinus genus. It is known for its distinct bark, featuring a vibrant orange color with black crevasses. The long, tufted needles of the Ponderosa Pine grow in groups of three and are a crucial food source for the caterpillars of the gelechiid moth Chionodes retiniella.
Forestry research has identified four different taxa, or "geographic races," of the Ponderosa Pine, each adapted to different climatic conditions. These races, or subspecies, include the 'Pacific' group found in California, Oregon, and Washington, the 'South Rockies' group found in Arizona and New Mexico, the 'North Plateau' group found in British Columbia, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, and the 'Rocky Mountains' group found in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, and other states.
Ponderosa Pine forests play an important role in timber production and provide habitats for various wildlife species. They can be either a climax or a seral species, with stands often containing many small, even-aged groups. These forests are often found at low elevations, offering year-round recreation and esthetic values along forest highways.
In addition to its ecological significance, the Ponderosa Pine has been valued for its medicinal properties by Native American tribes. It has been used as an antiseptic and vulnerary agent to treat skin problems, cuts, wounds, burns, and respiratory issues. The turpentine obtained from the resin of Ponderosa Pine is also beneficial for kidney and bladder complaints and is used internally and externally for rheumatic affections.
With its striking appearance, wide distribution, and multiple uses, the Ponderosa Pine is a remarkable tree. It is not only a valuable natural resource but also a symbol of the diverse ecosystems and cultural heritage of western North America.

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