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Austrian Pine
Pinus nigra

Native to Europe, this species is naturalized in parts of the United States and Canada where it was planted on the Great Plains in the 1900’s for beauty and protection from wind and snow. Also called Black Pine or Corsican Pine, it is a fast-growing tree, with large seed crops produced at 2-5 year intervals, its timber is used for fuel and in the manufacture of paper.

Habitat:Planted as an ornamental.
Growth Habit:Evergreen tree, growing to 15-24 m tall or higher.
Bloom Time:Late spring.
Longevity:Long-lived.
Presence in US:DE IL MA ME MI MO NJ NY OH PA WV
Presence in Canada:AB BC ON QC
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