"The piñon (Pinus edulis) is the official State Tree. This sturdy, slow-growing little evergreen flourishes over a vast area of the state."
These piñon trees are "found in semi-arid regions of the west" and are "native to both Arizona and New Mexico".
"The pinyon pines (or piñon pines), are a group of pines, which grow in the southwestern United States and Mexico; they yield edible pinyon nuts, which were a staple of the Native Americans, and are still widely eaten. The fragrance of the wood, especially when burned, is unmistakable."
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