In Bombay at Holy Spirit Hospital, Andheri, where I am a Consultant, we have a Chir Pine [Pinus roxburghii] tree that has grown to the height of a 3 storey building. I have watched it grow over the last 20 years.
Sending a few photographs.
Interesting to see this P. roxburghii growing in the humid tropics. It is occasionally used (though not as frequently as the similar Pinus canariensis (Canary Island Pine)) as a street tree in the southwestern US. It thrives in Mediterranean climates such as Los Angeles and is also successful in the intermediate desert (Las Vegas, Nevada and Tucson, Arizona).
I am now wondering if it may well grow in more humid areas such as Miami, Florida.
Thanks for the pictures.
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