Scientific name - Pinus radiata
Synonyms - Pinus insignis, Pinus tubers.
Popular names - Menterey Pine, Radiata Pine.
Distribution and Habitat - the natural range is coastal California, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo, up to 1200 m altitude.
Description - tree, 20-30 m tall stem, 30-100 cm diameter, cintorsionata right, conical crown, becoming round-payment. Bark gray to reddish-brown, deeply breazdata. Curved branches, stalk thin, red-brown, sometimes glauca. Shoots ovoizi-cylindrical, red-brown, 1.5 cm, resinous. Aciforme leaves, each divided into a bunch 3, persist 3-4 years, 8-20 cm x 1.3-2 mm, straight, yellow-green, fine line of stoma, conical peak. Male cones are yellow, 12 mm long, female cones are AsimTrice, ovoid, 7-15 cm long, brown, shiny. Seeds wing, 6-7 mm long, wing 12-18 mm long, matureaza in February, 2 years after pollination. 2n = 24
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - tolerate moderate frost.
Requirements - poor soils and drought.
Propagation - the seeds are spread by wind.
Diseases and pests - Agrobacterium, Dioryctria splendidella, Rhyaciona buolania.
Natural partners and Garden - Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Diplacus aurantiacus subsp. aurantiacus, muricta Pinus, Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Sequoia sempervirens, Symphoricarpos mollis, Vaccinium ovatum
Cultivars and varieties - 'Aurea' has a conical crown, gold leaf, 'Goldie' wet climates but prefer good drainage.
Properties and Uses- Species adapted to periodic fires.
Conuruile are consumed by squirrels.
Species used for reforestation trails in New Zealand, Chile, Australia and South Africa.
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Trees and shrubs
Liriodendron tulipifera - tulip tree
Monoecious tree, 21-24 m tall, bark gray, smooth in youth, later fisureaza lengthwise. The wood is light, easily worked, and adaptable. Stalk sheet are brown. Leaves alternate, tri-lobate, lobe treminal is emarginat-truncated.
Tibouchina urvilleana - shrub, to 4 m high. Belong to the genus Tibouchina about 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of tropical America, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Quercus robur - oak, Tufan
native trees (Romania), robust 50 m high, 1-2 m stem diameter, crown wide, irregular. Ritidom dark brown, deep furrow. Crown deep and wide, with vigorous branches, units, stretched horizontally, can cover the maximal development of 200-300 sqm. Lujerii annually, vigorous, edge, brown-olive trees, glabra, with small lenticele rare.
Caesalpinia gilliesii - a species native to temperate and subtropical regions of South America, grown on every continent as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, may naturalize in areas where the climate is favorable.
Pinus coulteri D. Don
Monoecious tree, 15-25 m high, trunk 40-120 cm diameter, wide crown, pyramid, iregulata. Bark gray-brown, streaked andanc with solxi long iregulati. Branches ascending, stalk yearly thin, brown-purple, glauca, rugosa, become black after several years.
Evergreen tree. Leaves opposite, coriacee, oblong to elliptic-lanceolata, 8-18 x 2-4.5 cm, top acuminata, petiole 2-4 mm long. Male cones are cylindrical, grouped 3-4 at underarms, female cones are solitary, the armpit leaves.
Abies concolor Lindl.
Silver tree - evergreen tree, used for ornamental purposes, because the pyramid shape of the crown, the colorii leaves and frost resistance. The name 'concolor' refers to the fact that leaves have the same color on both sides.