Pine, an evergreen tree of great economic importance. Pines are conifers (cone-bearing trees) related to firs, cedars, larches, hemlocks, and araucarias. Pines make up the genus Pinus of the family Pinaceae. There are more than 90 recognized species, all native to the Northern Hemisphere. Most pines are found in areas with a temperate climate, but a few grow in mountainous tropical regions. About 30 species are native to the United States.
The corpse flower looks like a giant phallus and smells like a rotting animal, the perfect addition to any garden. So how can gardeners get their gloved hands on one of these unique specimens? Or can they?
For Jack and his beanstalk, the sky was the limit, but nature's giants hit a point at which they can't grow any taller. What prevents lofty trees like sequoias from soaring any higher?