This regional pine tree is distinctive for its color and its very long needles. At 15-25cm, the needles are about twice as long as any other pine in the region.
The color is a clear, dark green, distinguishable from the yellow-green tint of the Allepo pine or the bluish tint of the Scots pine.
The branches curve upwards, and the needles are clustered thickly, even very high on the tree. The bunches of needles are much lighter green at the t