New Mexico State Tree - Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis)
New Mexico State Tree

Pinyon Pine

(Pinus edulis)

The Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis), designated as the official state tree of New Mexico, is a hardy and iconic evergreen tree known for its unique and picturesque appearance. This resilient tree typically reaches heights of 10 to 30 feet, with short, twisted needles and small, round cones that yield delicious and nutritious pinyon nuts. Found throughout the arid landscapes of New Mexico, the Pinyon Pine plays a vital role in the region's ecosystem by stabilizing soils, providing habitat for wildlife, and offering a valuable source of sustenance for both indigenous cultures and local wildlife. Its enduring presence in the state's arid terrain reflects the spirit of resilience and adaptability that characterizes New Mexico's natural environment.

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