Identification: Pine ID

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  1. rocky9

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    hello again
    this pine tree has always had these yellowish needles
    what is this variety of pine called

    thank you
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Also add a photo of any cones it has, please!
     
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    hello again
    we could not find any cones

    ( i wonder why )....maybe the squirrels

    i hope this picture helps

    thanks again
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Pinus ponderosa. Whether the yellowish colour is due to genetics (a selected cultivar), or poor growing conditions (or possibly even disease), I can't tell.
     
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  6. rocky9

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    thank you for your time
    i bought several baby trees 40 years ago
    all were the regular green but this baby had yellow needles
    they have been all planted in the same area and soil of my yard

    this yellow one has remained yellow as it grew from a small sapling and the others continued their darker green growth

    here are some pics of the cones near the yellow pine

    what do you think....a genetic throw back?

    thanks again for your time
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks - yep, Pinus ponderosa cones. Not so much a genetic throwback, as a genetic accident, it likely has a fault in its chlorophyll manufacturing instructions.
     
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    Super!!!!!!

    thank you for your time
    i think this forum is incredibly helpful and i love the connection with all those who love plants as well
    thank you Michael and all who helped out here

    sure appreciate this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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