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What is a Japanese black pine tree?

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The Japanese black pine tree is an evergreen tree native to Japan and is known for its black or silver bark. They are typically found along Japan's coastline but may also be found in South Korea.

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What is a Japanese black pine tree?
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Japanese black pine trees grow to varying shapes and sizes, including heights of 40 meters or more. However, they are typically much shorter. They have deeply fissured black or silver bark, with branches displaying green bunches of needles that may grow up to 12 centimeters long. They have orange-yellow conical pollen pine cones in the early spring, as well as seed cones which fall from the tree during winter. The trees thrive on coastline environments and may also be found in higher elevations and dry mountain climates.

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