For the uninitiated, Captain James Cook was a British explorer, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy, who, on one of his voyages in the s, came across the archipelago now named after him Cooks Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, and saw the pines there. The tall, sturdy trees caught his eye and he found them to be excellent for ships masts and yardarms.
An evergreen coniferous tree from the Araucariaceae plant family, it will take a keen eye to spot one in Chandigarh. Where you are more likely to see many more them however is far away from here, in Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea. Their leaves are identical but you can tell a Cook by its slightly slanting trunk — the Norfolk grows ramrod straight — and flaky bark. The branches are close-set, while Norfolk branches are more open.
The tree grows at a decent speed, is drought resistant and free of pests and other plant diseases. Of course, pollution levels hurt it, but in large, clean spaces, it thrives. So, try and plant one this Christmas — we hear it agrees with reforestation.
Click here to join our channel indianexpress and stay updated with the latest headlines. Tags: Christmas. More Lifestyle Lifestyle Shikhar Dhawan just used a floor wiper for strength training; watch video Lifestyle Are you stocking these food items in the freezer? Dia Mirza is a vision in ethnic wear; check out the pics.Dan, you are quite right. After taking another close look at the trees in the light of yours and Tony's comments, it is clear that the 8 southernmost Araucarias on Whale Beach, differ from the remaining 30 or more and are A.
Have a look at Tony's comments in the comment I posted 15 December and the link below for further light on the subject. Thanks for this. I just found your blog site and it has been a real eye opener. I recently posted some pictures on my blog. After checking out your site, we know we have a Norfolk Pine and the original commenter calling it a Cook Pine has retracted that. Thanks so much for your blog site in helping us figure this out. I linked your blog site in my last entry.
Thank you for clarifying the differences here. I was just about to label a set of new photos on my Flickr account "Joel Abroad" as Norfolks, but now it's clear they're Cooks. I'll have to bookmark this blog. So can I send you a photo of these trees I found on the top of Nuuanu Pali? I heard Captian Cook planted them so he could repair his ship masts as he passed by on his many trips through the "Sandwich Islands" now called Hawaii.
These trees are similar but also different from the photos here. Just wondering where you got your information about who planted the Cook Pines on the Nuuanu Pali trail. You can send them to at It may be difficult to find a Cook pine sold as such. I am convinced that many of the small potted plants sold as "Norfolks" are in fact Cooks.
There are also hybrids Norfolk-Cook and when they are young they can be very difficult to tell apart. Sometimes they are incorrectly named Araucaria excelsa as well.
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I would like to purchase one for my place in Aransas Pass, Texas I have seen one growing there and it is very tall but I can't find them anywhere any ideas? There's research and information I posted on this site as far back as It would be nice to plant a windbreak of these beautiful trees.
Please email schap aol. I saw them in HI and fell in love. I was recently informed that woodturners usually mistake Cook Pine for Norfolk Pine.Last Updated on February 2, When you think of traveling to Hawaiione of the first images which pops into your head is probably a palm tree on a white sand beach.
Indeed, Hawaii does have its share of palm trees. The story of the pine trees of Lanai is one of the interesting stories I come across when traveling that shows how people can find innovative solutions to their problems. The first thing you need to know is Lanai is a rather dry island. It has the least amount of rainfall of all the Hawaiian islands because the mountains on Molokai and Maui capture most of the rainfall which comes its way. The first pine tree on the island was a Norfolk Pine, which was planted in Inmanager of the ranch on Lanai, George C.
Munro, noticed that water was dripping from the pine tree onto a tin roof. George figured that the pine tree was taking water out of the fog and condensing it. He figured that if they planted more pine trees, it could bring much needed water to the island and make use of the heavy fog, which would often collect near the high points on the island.
The reason why pine trees are uniquely suited to extracting moisture from the atmosphere has to do with the surface area of the pine needles. For a normal broad leaf tree, the surface area would be the area of each side of the leaf. Pine needles are much smaller and so have more surface area for a given volume of leaf. To get a good idea, just think of the amount of butter it would take to cover an uncut loaf of bread vs.
The sliced loaf has a much greater surface area. Nature uses this trick in many places where surface area matters. Some of the best examples would be the lumps and ridges in your intestines to maximize the area where nutrient absorption can take place and the surface of your brain.
Today you can see Cook Island pines all over Lanai City and on the highest ridge on the island, Lanaihale. It is estimated that each tree creates gallons of fresh water for the island each day, all of which is taken right out of thin air. If you ever find yourself on the island of Lanai and you take a drink of water or use the shower, take a moment to remember the humble Cook Island Pine making it possible.
I toured Lanai city many years ago and was told a slightly different story. Very interesting post!Typically planted as an ornamental and street tree in warm temperate climates.328 Cook Pine Drive - Pineapple Hill - Kapalua, Maui - MLS
This is the only widely grown conifer in the Pacific Islands. Individuals always lean wherever they are planted. In the Northern Hemisphere they lean south and in the Southern Hemisphere they lean north. In Hawaii, Cook pines lean five to seven degrees southeast, on average. For the full leaning story, see Johns, et.
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The Cook pine is often mistakenly referred to as a star pine or Norfolk Island pine, which is a different species: Araucaria heterophylla. Cite this tree: SelecTree. Apr 9, This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei calpoly.
See all Araucaria. General Notes Typically planted as an ornamental and street tree in warm temperate climates. Native to New Caledonia. Has Evergreen foliage. Height: - feet. Width: 10 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year. Flowers Inconspicuous. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree monoecious. Cone, Large to Very Large 1. Bark Brown, Rough. Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Salinity Tolerance is Coastal Good. Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.Pineapple Hill has a very nice recreation setup with 2 tennis courts and large swimming pool along with a pavilion for parties, weddings and receptions etc. MLS ID: White sand beaches might be good enough for some coastal destinations but on the Hawaiian island of Maui, sun worshippers can also choose among red, black and golden sand. This home of was built in and is on a. If you would like more information about this home for sale at Pineapple Hill Lot, Kapalua, HawaiiUnited States or would like to schedule a showing, contact the agent listed above for more information.
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Share this property. Share it with your friends and family. Price Upon Request. See All Cities Near Kapalua.Two days later, he landed at Waimea on the island of Kauai and named the island group the Sandwich Islands, in honor of John Montague, who was the earl of Sandwich and one his patrons.
InCook, a surveyor in the Royal Navy, was commissioned a lieutenant in command of the H. Endeavor and led an expedition that took scientists to Tahiti to chart the course of the planet Venus. Inhe returned to England, having explored the coast of New Zealand and Australia and circumnavigated the globe. Beginning inhe commanded a major mission to the South Pacific and during the next three years explored the Antarctic region, charted the New Hebrides, and discovered New Caledonia.
Inhe sailed from England again as commander of the H. Resolution and Discovery and in made his first visit to the Hawaiian Islands. Cook provisioned his ships by trading the metal, and his sailors traded iron nails for sex. It is suspected that the Hawaiians attached religious significance to the first stay of the Europeans on their islands.
After one of the crewmembers died, exposing the Europeans as mere mortals, relations became strained. On February 4,the British ships sailed from Kealakekua Bay, but rough seas damaged the foremast of the Resolution, and after only a week at sea the expedition was forced to return to Hawaii. The Hawaiians greeted Cook and his men by hurling rocks; they then stole a small cutter vessel from the Discovery.
The captain and his men fired on the angry Hawaiians, but they were soon overwhelmed, and only a few managed to escape to the safety of the Resolution. Captain Cook himself was killed by the mob. A few days later, the Englishmen retaliated by firing their cannons and muskets at the shore, killing some 30 Hawaiians.
The Resolution and Discovery eventually returned to England. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us!
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The branchlets are covered with small, green, incurved, point-tipped, spirally arranged, overlapping leaves. The young leaves are needle-like, while the broader adult leaves are triangular and scale-like. The female seed cones are scaly, egg-shaped, and up to 6 inches 15 cm long.
The smaller, more numerous male pollen cones are at the tips of the branchlets and are scaly, foxtail-shaped, and 2 inches 5 cm long. The bark peels off in papery strips and is rough, gray, and resinous. The trees have a slender, spire-like crown and look like unusually tall, thin Christmas trees.
Cook Pine is the most common and widespread Araucaria species in Hawaii. These trees are commonly cultivated and have become naturalized in some areas as well. Although this species is usually incorrectly labeled as Norfolk Island Pine when sold as a houseplant, actual Norfolk Island Pines Araucaria heterophylla have longer, more widely spaced branches, giving the trees a much broader crown and sparser appearance.
Cook Pine trees are much thinner, narrower, denser, and more columnar in appearance. Flower Color: Non-flowering Height: Up to almost feet 60 m tall, but usually much less Description: The relatively short, mostly horizontal branches are in whorls around the slender, upright to slightly leaning trunk.