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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    Bohun B. Kinloch, Jr. and William H. Scheuner

    Called "the most princely of the genus" by its discoverer,  David Douglas, sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana) is the tallest and  largest of all pines, commonly reaching heights of 53 to 61 m (175 to 200  ft) and d.b.h. of 91 to 152 cm (36 to 60 in). Old trees occasionally  exceed 500 years and, among associated species, are second only to giant  sequoia in volume. For products requiring large, clear pieces or high  dimensional stability, sugar pine's soft, even-grained, satin-textured  wood is unsurpassed in quality and value. The huge, asymmetrical branches  high in the crowns of veteran trees, bent at their tips with long,  pendulous cones, easily identify sugar pine, which "more than any  other tree gives beauty and distinction to the Sierran forest" (25).


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Bohun B. Kinloch

Source: Silvics of North America

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