Austrian Pine

Pinus nigra


Austrian pine is primarily an ornamental tree in this area. The hue of the foliage is dark green and the buds at the ends of the twigs are white in winter. This specimen was found growing to the east of the Rabb Graduate Center at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.
Needles are in bundles of two, about 4" (10cm) long, and are very dark green.
Cones are small and readily fall off the tree after ripening. Scales have a very small prickle on the outer surface.
Mature bark is a furrowed yellow-grey, while immature bark is flaky and furrowed with reddish inner bark visible.


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