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Nevada designated bristlecone pine (Pinus arisrata) as an official state tree in 1987; single-leaf pinon (Pinus monophylla) was the first tree symbol of Nevada, adopted in 1953. The Single-Leaf Pinon is an aromatic pine tree with short, stiff needles and gnarled branches.
The tree grows in coarse, rocky soils and rock crevices. Though its normal height is about 15 feet, the single-leaf pinon can grow as high as 50 feet under ideal conditions. Principal uses of the tree include fuel, fenceposts, Christmas trees, and edible seeds
Singleleaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla), also called pinyon, nut pine, one-leaf pine, and piñon (Spanish), is a slow-growing, low, spreading tree that grows on dry, low mountain slopes of the Great Basin. One large tree near Reno, NV, is about 112 cm (44.2 in) in d.b.h., 16.2 m (53 ft) tall, and has a crown spread of about 20 m (66 ft).
Pinus monophylla, (single-leaf pinyon), is a pine in the pinyon pine group, native to the United States and northwest Mexico. The range is in southernmost Idaho, western Utah, Arizona, southwest New Mexico, Nevada, eastern and southern California and northern Baja California.
The law designating the Singleleaf Pinyon as the official Nevada state tree is found in the Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 19, Chapter 235, Section 235.040.
TITLE 19-MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 235 - STATE EMBLEMS; GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS
MISCELLANEOUS STATE EMBLEMS
NRS 235.040 State trees. The trees known as the Singleleaf Pinyon (Pinus monophylla) and the Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) are hereby designated as the official state trees of the State of Nevada.
[1:72:1953] - (NRS A 1959, 107; 1987, 785; 1997, 1604)
Taxonomic Hierarchy: Singleleaf Pinyon
Kingdom: Plantae - Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta - Seed plants
Division: Coniferophyta - Conifers
Family: Pinaceae - Pine family
Genus: Pinus L. - pine
Species: Pinus monophylla Torr. & Frem. --singleleaf pinyon