Pinus strobus - Eastern White Pine
Eastern White Pine
Eastern white pine is a needled evergreen that matures to a broad oval habit with an irregular crown. Blue-green needles provide good year-round cover for all types of birds, including hawks and owls. Cones appear when trees reach 10' tall, and the seeds, bark, and foliage are eaten by wildlife.
- Fast-growing tree with evergreen needles
- Proves nesting for owls, hawks, and bald eagles
- Seeds provide food for birds and other wildlife
- Good year-round cover for birds
- Larval food for Eastern Pine Elfins
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Native Americans have used the tree resin and mixed it with beeswax to seal their canoes. Main uses of the tree have evolved to include furniture, flooring, and Christmas Trees.
Grows well in average moisture, fertile, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade.