Talk:Pinus balfouriana

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Identity of tree in photo?[edit]

This image shows a Western White Pine Pinus monticola -- User:

(Moved comment from main article to here). Are you absolutely sure? I got this photo from a Forest Service web page, where it is listed under Foxtail Pine (see [1]). Which of the photos at [2] do you think are not Foxtail Pines? -- hike395 01:53, 18 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Hi Hike,

Not sure if this is how I'm supposed to reply! - Yes, I am sure that pair of trees is Pinus monticola; the longer needles and more open, brigher colour crown are obvious. All the other pics on the Dorena page are P. balfouriana, though. P. monticola often grows together with P. balfouriana, I've seen them side-by-side in the Onion Valley (Sierra Nevada east slope)


Michael Frankis

I have a suggestion. Replace the photo with one which is NOT disputed. I can't tell the species from that photo, but there are misidentified photos in some strange places. WormRunner 04:13, 18 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Excellent suggestion. I will replace this photo with another Dorena photo of P. balfouriana. I'll also see if I can find an undisputed photo from the USFS to use at Western white pine. -- hike395 06:01, 18 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Thanks for the idea - just to confirm, the photos now shown (for both FP & WWP) are correctly identified. MPF 14:30, 20 Jan 2004 (GMT)


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Edit to improve sort order in category Pinus[edit]

I edited this to change the sort order on the page for the Category:Pinus. It had been set to alphabetize under Pine. That might make sense for categories where there are a lot of trees and a few of them are pines; then all the pines group together. But on the page where everything is a pine, it made more sense to alphabetize under Foxtail. (talk) 12:56, 13 April 2010 (UTC)Stephen Kosciesza