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A tall graceful pine tree native to California and Oregon, having very long cones and heartwood that exudes a sweet sap.
- ‘Mixed conifer forest Ponderosa pine, locally often called yellow pine, grows with other tall conifers - sugar pine, white fir, Douglas fir, and incense cedar.’
- ‘In California, 94,000 Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, and sugar pine will be planted an 350 acres of Tahoe National Forest near Nevada City.’
- ‘Add large sugar pine cones (available at crafts stores) or berry-laden yaupon branches.’
- ‘Although much of the surrounding area has been logged, the biggest sugar pine is currently protected in a 10-acre grove of old-growth high above the North Fork of the Stanislaus River in the Sierras of California.’
- ‘‘Every tree calls for special admiration,’ Muir said, sitting before the old sugar pine, making sketch after sketch, full of regret that he could not draw every needle.’
- ‘Boise Cascade was looking for fresh forests, and the million or so acres of white and sugar pine in the coastal Sierra Madre seemed ripe for the reaping - at least from the satellites scouring the forests of the Third World for likely stands.’
- ‘The ‘Pendola burn’ project is sponsored by specialty retailer Eddie Bauer, which is helping ensure that some 94,000 Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, and sugar pines are planted as part of the reforestation effort.’
- ‘DNA fragments amplified by PtIFG 9053 primers in loblolly pine, slash pine, and sugar pine are shown.’
- ‘The Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, and sugar pine planted in this area will help regenerate an ecosystem inhabited by wildlife, including bald eagles.’
- ‘Our last stop is the interior mountain ranges, home to the 681-point sugar pine and the almighty 1,321-point giant sequoia.’
- ‘Set in a forest thick with giant sugar pines and black oak, the burn was part of Nichols's goal to torch 5,000 to 8,000 acres a year.’
- ‘In Tiller, Oregon, chainsaw-wielding vandals attacked one of the world's tallest sugar pines, stripping away a band of bark and several important layers on its base, the Associated Press reports.’
- ‘The Duke made a board out of a piece of sugar pine provided by a surf club member.’
- ‘It includes a brief biographical sketch of Scottish botanist David Douglas and a description of his 1824 expedition through the Pacific Northwestern United States and his ‘discovery’ of the sugar pine.’
- ‘When I'm planning a summer vacation, I always include a week at our family cabin at Pinecrest Lake - just the familiar smell of sugar pine relaxes me.’
- ‘We sit on the shore, toes in warm sand, watching the small sailboats race against the backdrop of sugar pine and perfect blue sky.’
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