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Vasileios Bontzorlos

Pinus heldreichii H. Christ

Heldreich’s pine is an evergreen pine that combines certain features that make it a unique species of Greek flora and nature. It is a tree very resistant to cold, and therefore it grows in adverse climatic conditions and at altitudes from 1,000 to 2,500 m, where the forests of black pine and fir usually stop. At a height it can reach from 20 to 40m, creating one of the most imposing images of the Greek mountains, with a trunk of many meters and a diameter that often exceeds two meters.