12 responses to “Abies bracteata”

  1. Michael F

    Nice specimen. And good for Professor Worrall!

  2. Eric in SF

    Simply stunning!

  3. Myma

    I like the idea of guerrilla tree plantings.

  4. Anna

    Fantastic! Now I will do the research is it possible to grow in my zone – never seen something so fascinating in Abies

  5. George L. in Vermont

    What a wonderful cone! Squirrel guards with gobs of resin! I love the infinite opportunism of living things. Here Abies bracteata is using its resin to protect it’s seed potential. I’m reminded of seeing Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers in South Carolina tending sap wells on the perimeter of the cleared area of their nest cavity entrance in Longleaf Pines. The wells exude resin which protects the cavity from (climbing!) rat snakes and perhaps other predators. What a wonderful weaving dance!

  6. Ron B

    On the other hand said to be a moist climate species driven into its restricted range by drying of California’s climate, with fires being a threat. Frequent associated species in wild Acer macrophyllum.
    Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle (USDA 8), also has some coning examples. One of these was 57 ft. high in 1990.

  7. Peggy

    Such a great picture, I swear I can smell the pine pitch!

  8. Peggy

    Oops! Excuse me, I meant FIR pitch!

  9. elizabeth a airhart

    i sit here in front of the
    computer the image is so real one
    feels one can walk right into the
    image and shake john woralls hand
    has a pineapple look does it not

  10. Meg Bernstein

    Now I understand how these trees get their common name. I have never seen a cone like this before.

  11. Donald Olson

    A great picture. I did field research on this tree 1967-68 and published a range extension in the Tilden Park Botanical Journal with photos of Abies.b with Hearst Castle in the background.
    I am glade to hear that the tree is doing well in B.C.

  12. Mary

    Are any seeds available? Please let me know if there are any to purchase. Thanks!

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