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  • n. A ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa

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  • n. common and widely distributed tall timber pine of western North America having dark green needles in bunches of 2 to 5 and thick bark with dark brown plates when mature


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  • Lands Council development director Amanda Swan calls ponderosa pines Spokane's environmental mascot.

    The Seattle Times

  • Indeed, the majority of acreage of forest types burned annually tend to be characterized by moderate to severe fire, and are not the forest types where fuel build up is presumed to be a major problem-namely ponderosa pine forest type.


  • She has found that air pollution has significantly weakened conifers such as ponderosa pines and Jeffrey pines, making them more susceptible to drought and bark-beetle attacks, and less resistant to fire (see the abstract "Air Pollution Increases Forest Susceptibility to Wildfires: A Case Study in the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California" by Grulke, Minnich et al).

    Chris McGowan: A Clockwork Apocalypse: The Southern California Wildfire

  • Fire suppression has transformed open stands of old-growth species such as ponderosa pine to dense stands with understories of small-diameter conifers.

    Beyond Old Growth~ Chapter 5

  • The lemon trees we have are hybrids known as "ponderosa lemons" and they are huge and quite good but, as I understand it, not really lemons in the true sense of the word.

    Nurseries in Joco?

  • It dangled from the end of a rope fastened ridiculously high in a giant ponderosa.

    Kings of Colorado

  • The blaze has burned 486 square miles of ponderosa pine forest, driven by wind gusts of more than 60 mph since it was sparked on May 29 by what authorities believe was an unattended campfire.

    Thousands ordered out of Ariz. town as fire nears

  • The four new Forever stamps feature ponderosa pine, eastern red cedar, blue spruce and balsam fir conifers.

    U.S. Postal Service issues holiday stamps

  • The blaze has burned 486 square miles of ponderosa pine forest.

    Photos of the Day: June 8

  • Firefighters have achieved 29% containment of the fire, which tore rapidly through tinder-dry ponderosa pine forests, and reported it had burned 478,452 acres, or 747.5 square miles.

    Investigators question two people in Arizona wildfire cause


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