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Re: Both seem to be overplanted in Florida:

Message from George in Bandon Oregon

casuarina and araucaria may look rather pine-like and may be commonly referred to as such but they are both not pines (like slash pine a florida native "true" pine) and not related to each other at all (except that they are both plants, LOL). in fact casuarina a true flowering plant (the flowers are very minute, though) is much more closely related to a rose or an oak (it is sometimes called a "sheoak" because of the resemblance of the timber to that of an oak) than any kind of conifer pine or otherwise.


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