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Italian Stone Pine
Pinus pinea

Location: 33050 Western
District: Decoto
Native to: Europe
Tree type: conifer
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Conifer, native of Mediterranean area; provides the famous sky-line in Rome. It has a sturdy trunk and a broad umbrella-like crown of heavy branches. It has shiny, stiff, dark green needles and the 3"-5" cones contain large, hard-shelled edible seeds.

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Illustration by Philip Eaker