When hanging out in Prescott, Arizona I stumbled across this tree that I now know as a Ponderosa Pine. I've been told that Prescott has more of these trees than anywhere else in the USA. I love nature and love the maturity of this tree. After some research I have found out that the Ponderosa Pine has several distinct scents that no one ever really seems to agree on. Some people will smell butterscotch or vanilla and another person can smell coconut or cinnamon. Scientists don't know why a closely sniffed Ponderosa smells like baking cookies, but nevertheless it does. Some scientists believe it may be from a chemical in the sap that is warmed by the sun.
Arizona is actually home to the largest contiguous tract of Ponderosa pine forest in the world. This pine forest stretched from the New Mexico border northwest all the way to the Grand Canyon. In 2019 the Ponderosa pine's worth was roughly $350 to $375 dollars with 6 to 7 foot trees being on the lower end and 12 foot plus trees being on the higher end.
The clear wood on a Ponderosa pine can be used for so many things. From sashes, doors, paneling, woodwork and other home projects including cabinets. The knotty Ponderosa pine is used a lot for interior woodwork like molding and frames.
Regardless of how it is used, it is beautiful just standing there on its own.