The Austrian Pine is a conifer that is native to Europe. It is known for its oval cones and dense crown.
The Austrian Pine was introduced from Austria into the US in 1759. It has a conical or pyramidal form when young that spreads out into an umbrella form as the tree matures. The Austrian Pine is fairly durable in windy conditions and over 200 million Austrian Pines were planted during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. However, it is very susceptible to many diseases and pests, particularly in the St. Louis area.
|Common Name||Austrian Pine, Black Pine|
|Latin Name||Pinus nigra|