from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall timber tree (Pinus ponderosa) of western North America, having long, dark green needles grouped in fascicles of three.
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- n. common and widely distributed tall timber pine of western North America having dark green needles in bunches of 2 to 5 and thick bark with dark brown plates when mature
My YCC site was in the North Cascades National Park in Washington State, a breathtakingly gorgeous region with terrain ranging from alpine peaks and glaciers dotted with crystal blue lakes that literally sparkled in the sun to lowland forests, from mossy dark green water-soaked temperate rainforests to dry ponderosa pine ecosystems.