Southwestern White Pine - Pinus strobiformis
A mountain species of dry habitats to elevations of 9,800 feet, Southwestern White Pine is a medium-sized tree (80 feet) with a diameter of nearly 3 feet. It grows in Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas. Closely related to Limber Pine it has cone scales with narrow tips that bend back. The bark is smooth, becoming furrowed with age, and the branches tend to be upright. The needles, borne in bundles of 5, lack white lines beneath; they are as much as 3 inches in length. The cones are up to 9 inches in length and cylindrical. The large seeds are consumed by mammals and birds.