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Northwest Missouri State University

Ponderosa Pine

Pinus ponderosa

Western United States. Needles in bundles of three, dark yellow-green in color, and 5-10 inches long. Cones are oval, 3-6 inches long, with stiff prickles on the scale tips. Mature trees have reddish-orange bark in irregular, scaly plates that resemble a jigsaw puzzle. Can grow to 180 feet and is an important timber tree.

GIS coordinate: N40 20.972 W94 52.855

Trail Number: G20

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Leaf - Ponderosa Pine

Summer - Ponderosa Pine

Summer '08 - Ponderosa Pine