Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

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Needles stiff, 4-6 inches long, in clusters of 2; bark scaly, reddish brown; cones 1.5-2.5 inches long; growing in the north, east of the Rockies.

by Michael Kuo

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

Stature: 60-80 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; symmetrical; with a broad, rounded crown.

Needles: Mostly 4-6 inches long; yellowish green; in bundles of 2; twisted; stiff and brittle.

Bark: 1-1.5 inches thick; reddish brown; composed of scaly plates.

Cones: 1.5-2 inches; rounded-conical; leaving bottom scales on the tree when falling.

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Pinus resinosa

Pinus resinosa

Pinus resinosa

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