White Pine is a gorgeous evergreen, that looks great throughout the year, but is enjoyed the most in the winter because of the green, needle-like leaves and how they look with a dusting of snow.
White Pine (Pinus strobus)
What did the pine tree get into trouble?
- Because it was being knotty!
Did you know?
- The wood is often used to make furniture, crates, paneling, match sticks, and boats
- The wood is one of the most widely used for making lumber for various construction projects
- Early settlers would grind up the bark to make a compress to treat wounds, cuts, and sores
- Early settlers would dry out the inner bark and use it to treat coughs, and white pine bark is still used today as an ingredient in commercial cough syrups
- White Pine
- Eastern White Pine
- Squirrels, deer, mice, and birds eat the seeds
- 50-80' tall, with a crown width of 20-40'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Needle (Bundles of 5)
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single