Three Needle Clusters

Evergreen trees that have needles in clusters of 3 are cone bearing pine trees. Identifying pine trees with clusters of three needles.

 

large heavy cones

digger pine

stiff needles – coulter pine

not large heavy cones

symmetrical cones thin scales – chihuahua pine-  jeffrey pine- apache pine

asymmetrical cones thick scales – knobcone pine – monterey pine