Found this in higher elevation after hiking through the redwood forest
The conifer in the middle . If you look closely you can see the distinctive cones are narrow and in a whorl .
Serpentine soil. (Diminishing numbers here, since they need fire to regenerate.)
A fire follower restricted in distribution in the park . Note the persistent cones that will only open with a fire .
I passed by these trees for four years before I realized they were not Monterey Pines . This colony is dying from lack of fire . Very few trees are left .
Good numbers of Knobcone Pines seen on a serpentine chaparral area along Big Hill Road in the Eastern Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.
I'm unsure whether I have marked the correct locale on the map...
Observed on a Saturday towards the end of August - could be the next week…
Large numbers of Knobcone Pine observed in dense, mono dominant stands along Bottle Rock Road just South of Kelseyville.
Pinus attenuata, el Pino de Eldorado, es una especie arbórea de la familia de las Pináceas. Crece en los climas suaves en suelos pobres. Su área de distribución va desde las montañas del sur de Oregón hasta Baja California con la mayor concentración en el norte de California y la frontera entre Oregón y California.