Pinus mugo
Swiss mountain pine

Pinaceae (pine family)
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 at the east entrance to Wilbur Hall, off the parking lot, and a somewhat prostrate pair is at Wilbur Hall’s main entrance off Escondido Road. Bonsai trees are in the round planters in front of the Law School entrance off Canfield Court.

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.