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Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Brian Haggerty/CPPPonderosa pine is an evergreen conifer tree growing 60 to 100 feet tall. The bark has a distinctive orange color with black crevasses. It has long needles in tufts of two or three. Male and female cones occur on the same tree; the small male cones bear the pollen and the large female cones take two years to mature at which time they become woody.  The CPP four letter code for this species is PIPO

This species is currently monitored at Lassen Volcanic National Park.




Download the USA-NPN datasheet for Pinus ponderosa here.


Download the CPP species profile for Pinus ponderosa here.


For additional information about this species, visit these pages:

Pinus ponderosa on the USA-NPN website

Pinus ponderosa on Calflora

Pinus ponderosa on USDA Plants

CPP Parks and Partners