Austrian PinePinus nigra
It has been called the toughest of all European pines and, we would add, the hardest working. Well-known horticulturalist, Dr. Carl Whitcomb, said the tree "rivals all pines in durability under adverse conditions." Nowhere has this been put more to the test than in the windbreaks of America.
The Austrian pine has passed the test, just as it has for centuries in Europe. Since it was introduced to the U.S. in 1759, this pine has been put to work as both a beautiful landscape tree—with its dense, dark green crown—and a working tree that restores strip mines and scarred land, stabilizes soil and tames the wind.