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The Pine Family of Trees in the Sierra Nevada

The Pine Family of Trees in the Sierra Nevada
by J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

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What native pine trees can you find in the Sierra Nevada? Check out the data from the classic book by the Petersons.

The Pine Family of the Sierra Nevada
as in the Petersons' Native Trees of the Sierra Nevada.

The Petersons report that you can see the Pine Family (Pinaceae) in the Sierra in these four genera:

Pines (Pinus).

Pines have needle-like sets of leaves bound in a thin sheath. These species are in the Sierra:

False hemlock (Pseudotsuga).

The only native false hemlock found in the Sierra Nevada is the Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii).

Hemlock (Tsuga).

The only native hemlock found in the Sierra Nevada is the Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana).

Firs (Abies).

You find only two native firs in the Sierra Nevada:

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