The Aleppo pine is a tree species of the pinaceae family and the Pinus genome. Growing to heights of nearly six meters, the tree has a sturdy, twisted trunk with reddish-grey bark and an uneven canopy. Its pine cones are small, pedunculated, reddish in colour and oval in shape, about ten centimetres long with long, flexible, yellowish pine needles grouped in pairs. The Aleppo pine is very resistant to arid conditions.
DISTRIBUTION: Grows in small numbers between sea level and two hundred meters above sea level, although in southern Spain the Aleppo can be found growing as high as one thousand meters above sea level.
INTERESTING FACT: contains the active ingredient pine resin.