Pinaceae (pine family) Pinus

Pinus mugo Swiss mountain pine

Central Europe

The needles are in twos and 2 inches long and the dainty cones are small, up to 2 inches long. The tree is usually grown as a shrubby dwarf. One is left of the entrance at Bechtel International Center. A group is just left of the east entrance to Wilbur Hall, off the parking lot.

Name derivation: Pinus – Latin for pine; mugo – old Tyrolese name.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Removed location mentions: Wilbur Hall main entrance, bonsai trees in round planters in front of the Law School entrance (Feb 2024, SP).