In the fall of 2007 I made a goal of planting 1000 trees....

“One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.” – Chinese Proverb

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0003: Italian Stone Pine

The second tree we planted today was a Pinus pinea "Italian Stone Pine" which I had used as my Christmas tree these last holidays. It's one of my favorite trees to use for small live Christmas trees because of it's pretty pale bluish green, wide bushy shape, and short needles.

We planted this two gallon tree down the hill from the house, between the greenhouse and the current trailer location, with the irrigation ditch behind it. In the photo you can see the cattle shelter.

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ay)
Genus: Pinus (PY-nus)
Species: pinea (PY-nee-uh)

pinus pinea, Italian Stone Pine

Comments (1)

this one is really really cute, it reminds of on old friend who was a nesting pine we liked to call allison, they would like each other.

Posted by Preston | January 29, 2008 2:55 PM

Posted on January 29, 2008 14:55

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