Monterey Pine, yearly maintenence


Here is a lovely tree, it’s shaped like an Italian Stone Pine, or Pinus pinea, but it’s actually a Monterey Pine. CCTD has us maintain this tree once a year since it is in a very small back yard in the Marina District. I think the before and after pictures speak for

themselves.
Italian Stone Pines are also called Umbrella Pines for their shape.
They are very common in San Francisco. They are originally from the Mediterranean and have been used for their pine nuts since the Roman Empire. They can get up to be 100 feet tall, but are usually about 30-35 feet.

This is an Italian Stone.

Here’s a good link for Italian Stone Pine: http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/PINPINA.pdf