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Nevada State Tree
(Pinaceae Pinus monophylla )
Adopted in 1959.
See Bristlecone Pine
Nevada designated bristlecone pine (Pinus arisrata) as an official state tree in 1987; single-leaf pinon (Pinus monophylla) was the first tree symbol of Nevada, adopted in 1953. The Single-Leaf Pinon is an aromatic pine tree with short, stiff needles and gnarled branches.
The tree grows in coarse, rocky soils and rock crevices. Though its normal height is about 15 feet, the single-leaf pinon can grow as high as 50 feet under ideal conditions. Principal uses of the tree include fuel, fenceposts, Christmas trees, and edible seeds
Nevada State Tree: Singleleaf Pinyon
Singleleaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla), also called pinyon, nut pine, one-leaf pine, and piñon (Spanish), is a slow-growing, low, spreading tree that grows on dry, low mountain slopes of the Great Basin. One large tree near Reno, NV, is about 112 cm (44.2 in) in d.b.h., 16.2 m (53 ft) tall, and has a crown spread of about 20 m (66 ft).
Identification of the Singleleaf Pinyon
Pinus monophylla, (single-leaf pinyon), is a pine in the pinyon pine group, native to the United States and northwest Mexico. The range is in southernmost Idaho, western Utah, Arizona, southwest New Mexico, Nevada, eastern and southern California and northern Baja California.
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Taxonomic Hierarchy of Singleleaf Pinyon
All of the state trees, except the Hawaii state tree, are native to the state in which they are designated.