needles in sets of three
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, Morrin Reserve.
Habitat: One tree, cultivated at margin of reserve.
Identification: Pinus radiata D.Don, 1837. Note that the needles are held in threes. Tentative ID. Could perhaps be Pinus coulteri or Pinus ponderosa.
From one of the remaining native stands
The Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata, family Pinaceae, also known as the Insignis Pine or Radiata Pine is a species of pine native to the Central Coast of California and Mexico (Guadalupe Island and Cedros island).