Black/Australian Pine

Black/Australian Pine bark

Black/Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)

Tree just beyond The Maples parking area, north side of Sebago Road

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  • 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.