It looks like the Himalayan Edible Pine / Chilgoza Pine [Pinus gerardiana].
--- On Tue, 6/2/09, rohit chakravarty <rohit...@gmail.com> wrote:
The Blue Pine [Pinus wallichiana] has needles in fasicles of 5, whereas in the Chilgoza Pine [Pinus gerardiana] it is in fasicles of 3. Would be interesting to know the configuration of the needles of your tree.
--- On Wed, 6/3/09, Dr A. RAJASEKARAN <rajse...@yahoo.com> wrote:
Both species occur in Himalayas. Chir Pine (Pinus roxburghii) is a tree in lower Himalayas (elevation from 800m to 1900m). Chir pine plantations were raised by Britishers mainly to obtain resin. The forests of Chirpine are dry and more prone to fire.
While Blue pine (Pinus wallichiana) starts from 1800m elevation to 2500m or above also. Blue pine occurs in slightly wet areas or moist areas. Hence fire occurence is less in Blue pine forests.