One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Pinus coulteri....I think it's Ed's favorite so he says he's going to drive these cones around for a week or two.
The cones of this Southern California native are huge, heavy, vicious, and very cool. Unfortunately a large specimen died this year. Today a project team cut it down, up, and hauled it away. They salvaged these wicked cones.The tree must have sensed its mortality because typically it has had only 2,3, maybe half a dozen cones per year.