Sugar Pine cones are the world's longest cones, sometimes growing up to long. The trees were named from their sweet sap and can be up to 280 feet in height! Sugar Pine cones are light brown on the tips, with a darker brown towards the cone's center.
Margaret Best is a botanical artist and teacher who lives in Calgary, at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. Her watercolor painting of Pinus contortus, Lodgepole pine, is size 9 x 12 inches. Pinned from the artist’s own website by Nancy Lee Moran in 2016