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Ponderosa Pine Tree
The Ponderosa Pine, also known as Pinus ponderosa, Bull Pine, Blackjack Pine, or Western Yellow Pine is a substantial pine of variable surroundings. It is native to the western US and Canada. It is the most broadly developing pine in North America. This tree can be found from British Columbia to 16 states South of there. It is the official state tree of Montana and was originally founded in 1826 in Washington when David Douglas misidentified it as the Red Pine. In 1829, he renamed it the Ponderosa Pine because of its overwhelming timber. These are very stately trees as they can grow to be sixty to one hundred feet tall and also several feet wide. They thrive when they are planted in moist soils that are well drained but can also grow in dry soil conditions. They love being in full sunlight and also can grow in partially shaded locations. These trees have large trunks and long limbs and need lots of room to branch out and grow to become healthy. They thrive the best in climate zones three through seven and are also called by the botanical name of Pinus Ponderosa. This tree is amazing and adds wonderful color and remains green throughout the entire year. This tree is also great to bring all types of small wildlife such as squirrels to an area and also brings a variety of birds. The trees are thick, and the birds love to construct their nest in them for protection.