Trees of Lake Tahoe

Jeffrey Pine (Pinus jeffreyi) Named by the Scottish botanist john jeffrey
Size - 80 - 120 feet some larger
Cones - Pale brown with inward spikes
Leaves - needle like bundles of three, of a waxy pale green color
Bark - Reddish brown, and deeply furrowed
Scent - Vanilla butterscotch pineapple
Landscape Issues - Susceptible to root disease with excessive irrigation at root crown
Pests & Pathogens - Jeffrey Pine and Red turpentine Bark beetles, Western Dwarf Mistletoe, blue stain fungus, various other parasites, limb and needle rust

Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Size - 80 - 120 some larger
Cones - Outward facing spikes
Leaves - Needle like bundles of three, bright green color
Bark - Orange brown with scaly platelike appearance
Scent - Turpentine
Landscape Issues - Can be over irrigated in poorly drained soil
Pest & Pathogens - Rust, bark beetles,

Incense-cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)
Size - 80 - 120 feet some larger
Cones - red brown to golden brown
Leaves - Small scale like in whirls of four
Bark - Cinnamon brown, fibrous, furrowed and ridged
Scent - Aromatic warm spicy vanilla traditional cedar odor
Landscape Issues - Susceptible to Flooding
Pests & Pathogens - Root disease kills more incense cedar than any other pathogen, western mistletoe

White Fir (Abies concolor)
Size - 80 - 120 feet some larger
Cones - Upright and stay upon branch until seeds are shed and disinagrate
Leaves - Needle like flat whitish beneath, 2 ranked, curved upward
Bark - Smooth whitish grey, becoming hard and irregularly furrowed with age
Scent - Citrus or orange like
Landscape Issues - Over crowding can occur thinning necessary
Pest & Pathogens - Engraver beetle western dwarf mistletoe root diseases