name botanical:Pinus ponderosa
other name:Bull Pine
other name:Western yellow Pine
other name:Yellow Pine
height:up to 35 m (115 ft)
There are 2 to 5, about 20 cm long needles to a base. The needles are quite soft.
The flowers are inconspicuous.
The cones are up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long and are red-brown.
bark:The red-brown bark is furrowed and areolated.
location:sun, tolerates heat
soil:sandy - loamy
ph value:strong acid - strong alkaline
The ponderosa pine is an important source of timber.
The pine forms a straight trunk. The crown may be rounded when they stand close together, otherwise the ponderosa pine is branched pyramidally from top to bottom.