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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

The stations of the Train des Pignes have picnic areas shaded by rows of large trees, often including the Giant Sequoia. This photo was taken at the St. André-les-Alps station.


Narrow and connical (compared to the broad, connical shape of the Atlas Cedar); the ends of the branches curve up.


the thick, soft, fibrous bark is reddish-brown and becomes fluted and darker with age; the base of the trunk is often buttressed.

Leaves. 4-7mm, blue-green or dark-green pointed scales, densely covering the branchlets.


5-8 cm brown cones hang down from stalks at the ends of the branches.