the names of the pines

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Post  M. Frary on Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:03 am

I almost forgot! Bristlecone pines are called that because needles grow out the cones making them look all bristly. And last but not least Ben Cartwright's favorite tree is the ponderosa pine. He named his ranch after it didn't he?
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Post  JimLewis on Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:19 pm

I almost forgot! Bristlecone pines are called that because needles grow out the cones making them look all bristly.

Sorry. Not so. The bristles on a "bristlecone" are sharp protrusions from the cone itself. Most pine cones are bristly; bristlecone is just more bristly.


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Post  M. Frary on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:43 pm

Thanks Jim. I was under the impression they were needles. I learned something today. Thank you.

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Post  fiona on Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:15 pm

And "scotch" pine looks nothing like a dram either.  Wink 


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