sugar pine


Definition of sugar pine

: a very tall pine (Pinus lambertiana) found from Oregon to Baja California and having needles in clusters of five, cones up to 18 inches (46 cm) long, and soft reddish-brown wood also : its wood

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Go to this seasonal site for the serenity of Jackson Lake at 6,400 feet amid tall shady oaks as well as ponderosa and sugar pines. Roy M. Wallack,, "Weekend getaways: 7 great camping sites within driving distance of L.A.," 26 June 2019 In dry, hot times like these, the record number of decaying ponderosa pines, sugar pines, and other towering species can become kindling for errant sparks, fallen power lines, cigarette butts, and lightning strikes. Umair Irfan, Vox, "California has 129 million dead trees. That’s a huge wildfire risk.," 1 Sep. 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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