Did you know that Nevada has two designated state trees? The single-leaf pinyon pine and the bristlecone pine, both of which can be found here in the Spring Mountains! Bristlecone pines are considered to be the world's oldest organisms, while pinyon pines produce delicious pine nuts. Both of these trees provide import habitat for birds, bugs, and small mammals.
Looking for fun ways to connect your kids to the trees in your neighborhood? Practice identifying and comparing little differences in the plants that you see. For a more detailed activity, visit this link: plt.org/…/up…/pdf/PLT_iTree_FamilyActivity1_NameThatTree.pdf