This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We have had the seeds of this tree from the Pacific slope under several names, but in every instance the seedlings failed to endure our winters. The trees from our Colorado seeds have stood the past six winters without the slightest injury, and we believe it to be perfectly hardy. "As seen in the mountains of Western America, Pinus ponderosa is the most magnificent of all North American pines. It produces heavy and very valuable timber - the yellow pine of California, Colorado and New Mexico." - C. S. S.