16 December 2011

Pinus Pinea

Kew Gardens in London

September 2011
Nice bole.

Assuming 1972 is the year of planting, nice size for around 40 years old.

Pinoli or pine nuts come from this tree. Hey Pesto. Birdy nom nom.

London style

October 2011

In their native climate, the Italians call them Umbrella Pines. They are nearly always encouraged to grow a straight trunk and the lower branches are removed.

View from Zolli, Campagna

Outside the Vatican Museum, Rome

Near the Colosseum, Rome

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