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Name: Melody S.
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Age: 40s
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Date: 5/11/2004


Question:
I have noticed that while many pine cones have fallen in Spokane, WA, there are many new little pinecone buds on the trees. Will these "buds" develop and fall this year -- or are they set for next year? The type of trees I am referring to are long needle pines.


Replies:
Cones can remain on trees for many years:

http://oregonstate.edu/trees/con/spp/pinespp.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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