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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Recent Examples on the Web The walls use horizontal planks of salvaged sugar pine with a bit of space between each board. John King,, "Restaurants are taking over parking spaces. Here are 6 ways to make them look better," 3 Aug. 2020 Over the generations, the family cut down sugar pine, white fir, red fir and other trees to make framing lumber for houses and other products. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, "World’s largest privately owned giant sequoia forest sold for $15 million," 17 Sep. 2019 There are also mature stands of red fir, white fir, ponderosa pine and sugar pine. Peter Fimrite,, "Biggest private sequoia grove to be preserved in deal with Redwoods League," 17 Sep. 2019 Logging crews cut down fir, sugar pine and cedar trees to supply the family’s lumber mill in Springville. Los Angeles Times, "Conservation group to buy Alder Creek giant sequoia grove and world’s fifth-largest tree," 17 Sep. 2019 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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First Known Use of sugar pine

1846, in the meaning defined above

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15 Aug 2020

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“Sugar pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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