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Eastern White Pine

Pinus strobus

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.129 W94 52.995

Trail Number:
T4

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Description

Family:
Pinaceae

Foliage:
The needles are soft and flexible, five in a bundle, and are 3 to 5 inches long. They remain on branches one to two years. Cones are curved, spineless, and are usually 4 to 8 inches in length

Native Locale:
Newfoundland to Manitoba, south to Georgia, Illinois and Iowa

Mature Height:
50 to 80 feet

Mature Width:
20 to 40 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 3 to 7(8)

Soil Preference:
Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soils; can be found in extreme dry areas on rocky ridges and wet sphagnum bogs

Growth Habit:
In youth a symmetrical pyramid of soft, pleasant appearance; in middle age and old trees the crown is composed of several horizontal and ascending branches; gracefully plum like in outline a very distinctive when compared to other conifers

Rate of Growth:
Fast, 50 to 75' in 25 to 40 years

Disease and Insect:
White pine blister

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • This beautiful native pine is valued for parks and estate landscapes and very adaptable to various environmental conditions. The common name refers to the almost white wood.

Photos

Leaf - Eastern White PineSummer - Eastern White PineSummer '08 - Eastern White Pine