New Mexico designated the piñon pine, or nut pine (Pinus edulis) as the official state tree in 1948. Sometimes called two-needle piñon, it is found mostly in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. The piñon pine grows very slowly and reaches 15-35 feet when mature.
The seeds of the piñon pine tree (pine nuts) were collected by native Americans for centuries. Piñon wood gives off a distinctive and very pleasant incense smell when burned.