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Conifers

Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana) grows in southern New York from Long Island and continues through the Appalachian Mountains to western Tennessee and Alabamain elevations as high as 2953 feet.

Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana) is found only in California in the county of San Diego with one of the Channel Islands. This pine is the rarest and is considered endangered with only about 7000 trees in San Diego and 2000 left on the island of Santa Rosa.

Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) is native to western North America in sixteen states as well as southern British Columbia, Canada. This tree is also known as the bull pine, blackjack pine, or western pitch, red and yellow pine, as well as Yosemite pine.

Pond Pine (Pinus serotina) grows in the United States along the Atlantic coast from southern New Jersey south to Florida then west to southern Alabama.

Pitch pine (Pinus rigida) is native to the northeastern United States from Maine to northern Georgia and west to Ohio and Kentucky with a few found in Quebec and Ontario, Canada.

Ocote pine (Pinus oocarpa) is native to Mexico and Central America. This tree is also known as the Mexican yellow pine, hazelnut pine, pino Amarillo, and pino avellano. This pine is closely related to the pinus greggii and pinus patula.

Patula pine (Pinus patula) is native to the Highlands of Mexico and have been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, as well as southern and eastern Africa.

Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata) is native to the Central coast of California and Mexico primarily the Guadalupe and Cedros Islands.

Michoacan Pine (Pinus devoniana) is found in Mexico from S. Sinaloa to Chiapas and Guatemala in the montane forest, which is one level below the subalpine zone found around the globe. The temperature within the montane is between 43 and 54 degrees Fah...

Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is found in western North America in the upper mountains and subalpine regions of Colorado’s northern Rocky Mountains. This tree is considered to be invasive in New Zealand.

Knobcone pine (Pinus attenuate) grows in the mountains of southern Oregon to Baja California. This tree is usually found in pure stands but can mix in with the Bishop pine and the Monterey pine along the Oregon-California coastline.

Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) grows in California, Nevada, and Oregon. This tree is named after botanist document, John Jeffrey. This tree is also known as the black pine. The Jeffrey pine is often confused with the Ponderosa pine.

Jack pine (Pinus banksiana) has a native range in Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains to Nova Scotia.

Hartweg’s pine (Pinus hartwegii) is found growing in the mountains of Mexico and Central America east to Honduras. This tree was discovered and named in 1838 by Karl Hartweg.

Gregg’s pine (Pinus greggii) is native to eastern Mexico. The name is derived from a merchant, explorer, naturalist, and author of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico, Josiah Gregg (1806-1850).

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine.

Coulter pine (Pinus coulteri) is native to the coastal mountains of Southern California and northern Mexico. Rare, isolated stands of Coulter pine can be found in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bishop pine (Pinus muricata) grows on or near the coast in California and Mexico; becoming endangered in Mexico. This tree also goes by the name of prickle cone pine, bull pine, Obispo pine, Santa Cruz pine and dwarf marine pine.

Arizona pine (Pinus arizonica) is found in the United States in northern Mexico, southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and western Texas.

Apache pine (Pinus engelmannii) grows in the south west from Northern Mexico to southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. This pine is closely related to the Michoacan pine and the longleaf pine.