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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
In a Nutshell:
* P. ponderosa subsp. brachyptera (not published). The 'South Rockies' group includes populations formerly assigned to Pinus brachyptera Engelmann (1848) from Arizona and New Mexico. In the far south of those states, it is replaced by Pinus arizonica (q.v.). more...
* An infusion of the dried buds has been used as an eye wash.
* Ponderosa pine was employed medicinally by several native North American Indian tribes, who valued it especially for its antiseptic and vulnerary properties, using it to treat a range of skin problems, cuts, wounds, burns etc. more...