Pinus Ponderosa, or the Ponderosa Pine is one of the most widely distributed pines in western North America. Reaching heights of up to 180 feet and boasting a lifespan of 300 to 600 years, the Ponderosa is a true monarch among trees. This western-style work is inspired by the great pine and the beautiful, rustic western American habitats in which it flourishes. It begins boldly and heartily, moving thereafter into a tender slow section. The music once again resumes the original hearty statement and progresses to a powerful ending.