[Pines East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine

Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa

Synonyms: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis

Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis)

A ponderosa pine on a ridgeline on the mid-elevation slopes of Wedge Mt., Wenatchee National Forest.........June 8, 2009.

Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis) - Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis)

A ponderosa pine seen at left on an abandoned spur road off FS Road 5401-811 (Pine Creek Road), Malheur National Forest.........June 3, 2011. The photo at right shows a ponderosa pine off in the distance on the north side of Mud Creek, Mud Creek Campground, Fremont-Winema National Forest.......August 3, 2020.

Pollen cones of Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis) - Pollen cones of Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis)

Male (pollen) cones of ponderosa pine as observed at Brooks Memorial State Park off US 97 near Satus Pass.......May 13, 2019 (left) and May 11, 2020 (right).

Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis) - Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis) - Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis)

A 7-8 foot diameter at breast height ponderosa as seen left along the Round Mountain Trail near Scissors Springs, Ochoco National Forest............August 9, 2014. The photo at center shows a ponderosa pine along a user trail paralleling Big Springs Creek west of Big Springs Campground, Ochoco National Forest...........September 26, 2016. The photo at center shows a large ponderosa pine as seen along the Ochoco Mt. Trail #823 about one mile down Rock Creek from the trailhead, Ochoco National Forest.........September 27, 2016.

Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis) - Seedlings of Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis)Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis)

A mature ponderosa pine and a germinating seed cache of ponderosa pine as seen in open forest and shrub-scrub lands at the southern edge of the former location of the Cabin Lake Campground, Deschutes National Forest.........May 1, 2017.

Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis) - Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis)

Several views of a large ponderosa pine seen within 50 meters of the trailhead for the Canyon Mountain Trail #218, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness..........August 19, 2011.

Ponderosa Pine, Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine, Bull Pine: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa (Synonym: Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, Pinus washoensis)

A view up through the branches of a large ponderosa pine at about 7500' along the Fremont National Recreation Trail on the southwest corner of Twelvemilel Peak, Fremont-Winema National Forest......August 2, 2020.

Paul Slichter