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Abies Pinsapo - The Spanish fir tree

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Offline Clive

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« on: May 20, 2014, 22:32 PM »
Hi all,

Sue wrote an article about the Spanish fir tree a while back over at Wildside Holidays.

This tree is what made the Grazalema area designated a Natural park some 30 odd years ago and is endemic to the area. yesterday I talked for a while to someone who mentioned that there is a Spanish fir tree at kew gardens in the uk and that got me thinking...

Any members of the forum have a Pinsapo in their garden or in a local botanic garden or maybe in a country house estate somewhere?

I'd like to get a list together of specimens that are out of their range..


P.S actually this could be fun and informative... If you have an "endemic" plant or animal in your area post a new topic about it and we can all join in and say if we also have them in our necks of the woods...
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 19:28 PM »

The Rioja wine El Pinsapo can't have anything to do with the tree ..... can it? You can't make wine barrels from pine ( unless you want retzina ).....I guess its a surname?

This link may be of interest - it wouldn't paste as a link..... found it when looking up the wine.....