Sugar pine

By Amy Weiss

Mar 29 2019

Called "the most princely of the genus" by David Douglas, sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana) is the tallest and largest of all pines, commonly reaching heights of 53 to 61 m (175 to 200 ft)¹. They also have the longest cones of any conifer.

¹ Kinloch Jr., B. B.; Scheuner, W. H. 1990. Pinus lambertiana Dougl. Sugar Pine; Pinaceae Pine family. In: Burns, Russell M.; Honkala, Barbara H., technical coordinators. Silvics of North America; Volume 1, conifers. Agriculture Handbook 654. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.