Swiss stone pine 

Queen of the Alps


German: Arve (CH), Zirbe, Zirm, Zirbelkiefer

French: Arolle

Italian: Pino cembro, Cirmolo

Rhaeto-Romanic: Schember

Englisch: Swiss stone pine

Botanical name: Pinus cembra Pinaceae


The Swiss stone pine belongs to the family of the Pinaceae. It gets up to 25 meters and we find it in the Alps and Carpathians.

The Swiss stone pine grows on average altitude of 1500 - 2500 meters above sea level. It is the most frost hardy tree in the Alps and can withstand temperatures -40 ° C.


Majestic!

Cone

5 Needles!

Short-shoot

Seeds



Beautiful!



Bolt upright 



Far-sightedness!

Eurasian nutcracker

Alpine rose



Baby!



Resin



Interesting links in German!