Ponderosa Pine

Ponderosa Pine

PONDEROSA PINE

(Pinus Ponderosa)

233 N. 7th Street th Street

Acknowledged in 2024

 

Commonly associated with arid high-elevation Eastern Oregon, this huge Ponderosa pine has thrived in our soggy town.  (Native to Oregon, a genetically distinct variant is found in the Willamette Valley, although agriculture and development have rendered it fairly rare.)  These trees are easily identifiable by their long needles and deep orange bark broken into irregular plates. In northwest Philomath, Westbrook Park features a groove of small Ponderosas. Given the opportunity, they can reach 200 ft tall and live to be 700 years.  This grand tree is __ tall, 52''in diameter, and towers over the neighborhood.