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|Photographer: Aaron Schusteff
ID: 0000 0000 0204 0546 (2004-02-16)
Copyright © 2004 Aaron Schusteff
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|date of photo Feb 15, 2004
location Bonny Doon (Santa Cruz County, California, US)plant community Growing on nutrient poor sandy substrate.notes In California, Ponderosa pine is often associated with mid-elevation montane forests, like those on the westside of the Sierra Nevada. The Boony Doon sandhills population of Pinus ponderosa is remarkable in that it occurs only 3.2 air miles from the ocean at the relatively low elevation of 1500'. A few other nearby populations occur in the 'sandhills' habitat around the towns of Felton, Ben Lomond, and Scott's Valley, where some Ponderosas grow within 4 miles of the ocean at around 500' elevation. Various botanists have advocated treating these pines as a separate taxon (P. ponderosa benthamii?). These Ponderosa pines, together with a grove on Pine Ridge in Henry Coe State Park (east of Gilroy, CA) constitute curiously disjunct populations from the nearest more typical populations in the Sierras.camera Shot at f22, 1/3 second on a Canon D60 with Quantaray 24mm lens on a Gitzo 2220 tripod.photo category: Plant - tree
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Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine, Pinabete, Ponderosa Pine, Rock Pine, Western Yellow Pine (ITIS )
Ponderosa Pine (photographer)
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