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Canary Pine Trees

For Werner.............. www.flickr.com/photos/13589543@N00/

Thanks for your infos about this trees:).. and not only................and happy belated BD:)

 

The Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) is a species in the genus Pinus, family Pinaceae, native and endemic to the outer Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Hierro and La Palma) in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a subtropical pine and does not tolerate low temperatures or hard frost, surviving temperatures down to about −6 to −10 °C. Within its natural area, it grows under extremely variable rainfall regimes, from less than 300 mm to several thousands, mostly due to differences in mist-capturing by the foliage. Under warm conditions, this is one of the most drought-tolerant pines, living even with less than 200 mm per year.

  

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Taken on April 19, 2010