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Italian Stone Pine
Pinus pinea

Location: 580 Pickering Ave.
District: Niles
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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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.  DO NOT TRESPASS!  No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.  To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.

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Photo provided by Mark Shelton,

Illustration by Philip Eaker