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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Japanese Black Pine
(Pinus thunbergii or Pinus thunbergiana)

Donated by Kaskaskia College President's Cabinet 1994
Tree Map Location: # 235
In Honor of Ray Woods

Japanese Black Pine Tree Form Japanese Black Pine Fruit Japanese Black Pine Needles Japanese Black Pine Bark Japanese Black Pine Flower

Leaf: Evergreen needles in fascicles of 2, 3 to 5 inches in length, dark green and stout, persisting 2 to 4 years.  
Flower: Monoecious; males reddish-yellow, in clusters near branch tips appearing in early spring; females reddish and egg-shaped.  
Fruit: Woody egg-shaped cone, 2 to 3 inches long, 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide, light brown in color, unarmed or with a very minute prickle.  
Twig: Light brown, glabrous, in later years turning grayish; buds are large, quite prominent and light reddish brown.  
Bark: Dark gray, breaking into irregular, rough scaly plates.  
Form: Irregular, wind swept form reaching up to 80 feet tall; in the landscape they often resemble a large Bonzai tree.  
Source: Virgina Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation  
Website: http://www.dendro.cnre.vt.edu/

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