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Mystery Tree #1

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  • leaves: Needle-like, occur in bundles of 5; 2-4" long; white lines on all 3 surfaces of each needle.
  • Fruit: Huge, woody cones, 10-20" long (larger than western white pine cones) and straight. Cone scales are thick and straight.
  • Bark: Reddish-brown and furrowed; broken into long plates on older trees (narrow plates on young trees). No small blocky patches, and no rings where whorls of branches once grew.
  • Distribution: Southern to central Oregon Cascades, Siskiyou complex, and California Sierras.

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