There are said to be more species of conifers in California than in all the rest of the world; and the very best of these, from the standpoint of the lumber man is the yellow pine, here shown. Note the absolutely straight trunk, holding almost the same size to a great height. Observe also that this is a very large tree, although not of course competing with the Sequoia and the redwood.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 11 Chapter 6