Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

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Needles 2-4 inches long, in clusters of 5; cones 4-8 inches long, with many thin scales; growing in the east.

by Michael Kuo

Habitat: In pure stands or with other conifers; often planted in plantations; eastern.

Stature: 90-180 feet high (typically about 100 feet high); to 2.5 feet in diameter; symmetrical; branches slender, drooping.

Needles: Mostly 2-4 inches long; dark green; in bundles of 5; twisted.

Bark: 1.5 inches thick at maturity; grayish and fairly smooth when young; when mature with dark gray plates separated by furrows.

Cones: Slender; 4-8 inches; scales thin.

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Pinus strobus

Pinus strobus

Pinus strobus

Pinus strobus

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