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Yellow Pine Tree

Yellow Pine TreeThe Yellow Pine (P. Arazonica, Engelm.) is the Southern counterpart of its close relative, P. ponderosa. They are both lumber trees of importance in the Rocky Mountain regions. The Arizona yellow pine is often inaccessible, as it grows on steep declivities and in deep canons from which the logs cannot be taken, even after the trees are felled. This tree is one of the 5leaved pitch pines, with leaves 5 to 7 inches long, and small spiny cones. The bulk of the forests of this tree grow across the Mexican border, at elevations 6,00o to 8,00o feet above the sea.