A pine tree, Pinus radiata, native to the southern and central coast of California. The Monterey pine is a fast growing tree, but its cones only open with the heat of a forest fire. The fast growing tree is an important species for reforestation.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Pinus radiata; radiata pine; insignis pine; Monterey-Kiefer (Deut.); Montereyden (Ned.); Sosna kalifornijska (Pol.); pin de Monterrey (Fr.); pino de Monterrey (Esp.); pinho-insigne (Port.)
Physical and Chemical Properties
Fast growing to heights of 15-30 m. Bark= dark gray to brown with deep fissures. Leaves=needles (8-15 cm) in clusters of three with blunt tips. Cones are long (7-17cm).
Resources and Citations
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Judith H. Hofenk de Graaff, The Colourful Past: Origins, Chemistry, and Identification of Natural Dyestuffs, Archetype, London, 2004
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey_pine (Accessed Jan. 25, 2006)