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Where Did Pine Trees Originate?

By Michael Logan ; Updated September 21, 2017
Pine trees belong to the oldest family of seed-bearing plants.

Pine trees are gymnosperms, the oldest of the seed bearing plants. They evolved during the Paleozoic Era, approximately 416 million years ago. During that era, the continents were still fastened together as one continent, called Pangaea. It was not until the Triassic Period, 250 million years ago, that the continents began to break up and drift apart.

 

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Michael Logan is a writer, editor and web page designer. His professional background includes electrical, computer and test engineering, real estate investment, network engineering and management, programming and remodeling company owner. Logan has been writing professionally since he was first published in "Test & Measurement World" in 1989.