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  1. I love the stone pines too, and I’ve always wondered about their uncharacteristic shape for a conifer. Your blog prompted me to check it out on Wikipedia which seems to indicate that the umbrella shape is natural for a mature tree and doesn’t require pruning to achieve it. These are the trees which produce pinenuts, and some people in my village still collect the cones from three trees at the edge of the village. It’s a lengthy process releasing the nuts from the cones in a fire and then cracking each small stoney nut to get at the white edible portion inside.

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