White Pine (Pinus strobus)


Quick Facts

  • White Pine seeds are eaten by by black bears, rabbits, red squirrels and many birds 
  • Their trunks were often formed into as masts on British ships
  • Commonly used as lumber for housing projects
  • Very sensitive to air pollution and road salt


An evergreen with long blue-green needles, sometimes reaching 5 inches, grown in bundles of 5 that are soft and flexible. When reaching maturity it produces curved elongate brown cones that are 3–8 inches long. Grows anywhere from 50-80 feet in height. The bark is smooth and gray when the tree is young but wrinkles greatly as the tree ages. Can be transplanted with relative ease and works well for windbreaks. They are a common nesting site for the American Bald eagle