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
Deciduu shrub, 2-5 m high. Bark gray young branches are yellow-green. Leaves alternate; paripenat-compound, 4-6 pairs of folio oval-elliptic, 10-35 mm long, dark green in summer and autumn yellow, 5-10 cm long; spinescente Stipe. Flowers solitary, Corola yellow, 20-25 mm long, increase the armpit leaves, blooming from May to June.
Cassia angustifolia - ornamental shrub, belongs to the family Fabaceae, native of northern Africa.
Fraxinus excelsior - Ash
Deciduu tree, 30-40 m high, stem right, branched at the top, crown ovoid, large and rare. A young bark is smooth, light gray green and mature forms at the thick crust with a small crack, dark color. Lujerii round, flattened at the bud, glabra, green-olive trees, with dark buds.
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.