Black/Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)
Tree just beyond The Maples parking area, north side of Sebago Road
- Native to central and southern Europe, introduced in U.S. in mid-1700s.
- Popular as an ornamental — fast-growing with dense, spreading branches in mature trees.
- Planted on the treeless prairies by homesteaders in the early 1900s for protection from wind and snow.
- Highly susceptible to Dothistroma needle blight and Diplodia tip blight.