Insignis Pine Tree Information

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Insignis Pine grows in the following 4 states and provinces:

California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine

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The Pinus Radiata is commonly known as the Cambria Pine, Cedros Island Pine, Guadalupe Island Pine, Insignis Pine, Monterey Pine as well as Radiata Pine.

The currently accepted scientific name of Monterey pine is Pinus radiata D. Don . There are three recognized varieties : Pinus radiata var. radiata Pinus radiata var. binata Lemmon Pinus radiata var. cedrosensis (Howell) Axelrod. Monterey pine hybridizes with knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata) and bishop pine (Pinus muricata) .

The typical variety of Monterey pine occurs along the coast of California in three disjunct populations in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, Monterey County, and San Luis Obispo County. Pinus radiata var. binata occurs on Guadalupe Island, Mexico . Pinus radiata var. cedrosensis is found on Cedros Island, Mexico . Monterey pine is cultivated for timber in Maui, Hawaii . It is also widely planted for timber in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Spain, and the British Isles .

Monterey pine is part of the coastal closed-cone coniferous woodland . It is named as a dominant canopy member in the following publications: Terrestrial natural communities of California A vegetation classification system applied to southern California Vascular plant communities of California The closed cone pines and cypress Associated trees not mentioned in distribution and occurrence are Gowen cypress (Cupressus goveniana var. goveniana), Monterey cypress (C. macrocarpa), Santa Cruz cypress (C. goveniana var. abramsiana), Tecate cypress (C. guadalupensis var. forbesii), bishop pine (Pinus muricata), and Pacific madrone (Arbutus mensiesii) . Understory associates include woolyleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos tomentosa), California huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum), poison-oak (Toxicodendron diversiloba), El Dorado bedstraw (Galium californicum), thingrass (Agrostis diegoensis), and blue wildrye (Elymus glaucus) .

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Cope, Amy B. 1993. Pinus radiata. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website