In the Southwest, pinon pine
wood smoke is the winter incense of the desert mountains.
scopulorum, as well as osteosperma and monosperma, often occur as a companion to pinon pine
(Pinns edulis) in the Rocky Mountain region's extensive pinon-juniper woodlands (Romme et al.
seed production, collection and storage.
The subjects would be stereotypes--the weathered hands of a rancher holding a baby goat, crosses by the roadside, rugged hills studded with pinon pine
were it not for the photographer's high degree of skill and the gravitas lent by the absence of color.
One study looked at the effect of noise on the pinon pine
, a dominant tree in the area.
In a second series of experiments at the same study site, the researchers set out to find out what noise might mean for tree seeds and seedlings, using one of the dominant trees in the area - the pinon pine
Barber, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, has found that Google Earth's resolution of that swatch of the globe is good enough for her to tell a bristlecone forest from a stand of pinon pine
, greatly simplifying her efforts to map and study bristlecones.
We started in late August north of Globe, Ariz., where the cover is thick with pinon pine
, live oak, scrub brush, cactus, ponderosa pine and giant junipers.
Thousands of feet above the Mancos and Montezuma Valleys of southern Colorado, pinon pine
and juniper trees cast a blanket of evergreen upon a sandstone plateau.
Low cedars, junipers and pinon pine
jungles are interspersed with wild forbs, grasses and brushy plants that mule deer love.
Skeletal black trees testify to the destructive fires that have swept across the oak, pinon pine
, and juniper forests of the mesa during three of the last four summers.
Typical plants: Pinon Pine
, Yuccas, Apache Plume, Agaves, Penstemons