This Is Not A Pine Tree

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True Pines (conifer trees in the genus Pinus) are often confused with other members of the Pinaceae family like Picea (Spruces), Abies (Firs), Pseudotsuga (Douglas-firs) or Larix (Larches). So is very likely that your Christmas tree is not a pine.

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Script Writer: Henry Reich (@MinutePhysics)
Script Editor: Alex Reich (@alexhreich)
Video Illustrator: Ever Salazar (twitter:@eversalazar)
Video Director: Henry Reich
Narrator: Henry Reich
With Contributions From: Emily Elert (@eelert), Kate Yoshida (@KateYoshida) and Peter Reich

Music by: Nathaniel Schroeder:

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Image Credits:

Christmas Tree – Ricardo Reitmeyer / Shutterstock

Fir Tree Snow – Allen McGregor
Solitary Fir

Douglas Fir – USDA (Public Domain)

Wolf – Arantza Ansotegui

Fox – Peter Trimming
Young fox (1)

Canis mesomelas – Hans Hillewaert

White Pine Pinus strobus – US FWS (Public Domain)

Ponderosa Pine – Wikimedia user Famartin

Stone Pine – Wikimedia user MPF

Balsam Fir Needles – Homer Edward Price

Ponderosa Pine Cone – Flickr user S. Rae

Douglas Fir Cones – Wikimedia user MPF

Knobcone Pine Cone – Wikimedia user Geographer

Ponderosa pine – Wikimedia user Clyde_frogg

Huangshan pine

Picea abies Norway Spruce – Ivar Leidus

Picea abies – Wikimedia user Qgroom

Serbian Spruce – Flickr user F D Richards
Serbian Spruce, 1981

Picea Needles – Rudolf Schäfer

Norway Spruce Cone – Dave Hosford
Winter Trim

Abies Alba Silver Fir – Wikimedia user Crusier

Abies Alba Fir Cones – Jerzy Opiola

Abies Alba Fir Needles – Böhringer Friedrich,_Wei%C3%9F_Tanne_1.JPG

Pseudotsuga menziesii – Walter Siegmund

Douglas Fir Cones – Flickr user born1945
Douglas-fir Cones

Larch – Flickr user Björn S.
Larches in autumn

Winter Larch – Anneli Salo,_Sibirisk_l%C3%A4rk,_Siberian_larch_IMG_9213_C.JPG

Cathaya argyrophylla – Wikimedia user Daderot

Tsuga heterophylla – JeanPol Grandmont

Keteleeria davidiana – Wikimedia user Daderot

Cedrus – Jacinta lluch Valero

Pseudolarix amabilis – Jeffrey O. Gustafson

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