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Bristlecone Pine Fact Sheet

Family:  Pinaceae - Pine family
Latin name:  Pinus aristata
Common name:  Bristlecone Pine

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Photo with pinecones © 2008 Steve Baskauf - Bioimages

There were only 2 plants listed in The Morton Arboretum online catalog.  They were together on the conifer walk at F-51/25-95 and F-52-25-10. (One of these was removed during Winter 2012-2013). Pinus aristata is slow growing, and long lived. although these two are small, the tags indicate that they are more than 65 years old.

On occasions when I have photographed these trees they have been partly or totally shaded by the nearby White pine.

 

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