Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pine Cone Identification

A recent thrift store find, Decorating for the Holidays: Advent through Twelfth Night, by Harold C. Cook (1976), has two pages on the identification of pine cones (below) and this bit of information:

Nature produces cone crops at irregular intervals. On the average, cone-bearing trees produce crops every three to five years, hence the reason for cone shortages during the off-crop years.
This I did not know!


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