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    Austrian Pine: Tree of the Dust Bowl

    By Sheereen Othman | February 28, 2017

    Pinus nigra The Austrian Pine was introduced to the United States in 1759. A Native of Austria, northern Italy and Yugoslavia, the tree made its way to the U.S. when mass numbers of central Europeans were immigrating to the U.S. Despite its foreign roots, the tree played a key role in the American landscape. People brought the Austrian pine with them as they moved from the coasts to the Great Plains. The tree was popular because of its hardiness to…

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