Pinus ponderosa

A common tree above 6500 feet or so throughout New Mexico, easily recognizable by the red-orange bark of mature trees.

Plant habit on the upper Pine Tree Trail at Aguirre Springs on the east side of the Organ Mts., 10/1/05.

Megastrobili at Aguirre Springs, 10/1/05.

Bark at Aguirre Springs, 10/1/05.

A stunted tree at the Grants Malpais, 5/27/05. Though only about 15 feet high, this tree is probably quite old.

Ponderosa woodland at around 8500 feet at the Ojo Redondo Campground southwest of Grants, 5/27/05.

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