Official State Tree of New Mexico
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. All State Trees
The piñon pine (pronounced "pinyon") 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 and are also a food source for birds, bears and other wildlife. Piñon wood gives off a distinctive and very pleasant incense smell when burned.