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Radiata pine (Pinus radiata)

Potential Distribution

Scientific name: Pinus radiata D. Don

Common Name:

Radiata pine, monteray pine


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


Adaptable to most soils, preferring well-drained high rainfall areas (Robinson and Eco Plan 1996a). However, the most invasive pine species are adapted to a range of soil types (Muyt 2001). Radiata Pine invades heathland and heathy woodland, lowland grassland and grassy woodland, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, damp sclerophyll forest, and riparian vegetation (Carr
et al 1992).

Radiata pine infestation
Radiata pine infestation
Photo: Mark Imhof
Radiata pine cone and foliage
Radiata pine cones and foliage
Photo: Mark Imhof
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