Colorado Pinyons

Colorado Pinyons

About Colorado Pinyons

The edible seeds, pine nuts, are extensively collected throughout its range; in many areas, the seed harvest rights are owned by Native American tribes, for whom the species is of immense cultural and economic importance. One early legend asserts that the _tree of life_ is a pinyon pine, rooted in ancient cultural sites found within areas of Pinyon (Pinon) Canyon, Colorado.