|The Coulter pine (Pinus coulteri) is also known as the bigcone pine and pitch pine|
|A "widow maker"|
The distribution of these trees is restricted to California and parts of the Baja Peninsula. It favors drier areas such as the chaparral. The tree is not a favorite for use as wood, as it's weak and brittle.
Sources are Stanford University, United States Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service, The Gymnosperm Database, the Pine Cone Festival. Images are from Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons licenses: one, two.