Ontario's provincial tree; susceptible to insects and fatal blister rust.
White pine has been used in construction, interior and exterior finishing, furniture, cabinets and carvings. (Kershaw)
Extract of the inner bark, resinous sap and young leaves were used as an ingredient in cough medicines. It was used externally as an astringent to dress wounds and control bleeding, and taken internally for diarrhea. The Iroquois considered it to be the symbol of their invulnerability and used it in twenty medicinal preparations.
Edible parts: roasted small seeds, stewed young catkins, candied or raw inner bark, and the young needles drank in a delicious tea.
Its timber has been long used as an excellent building material particularly in the ship building industry and it made Quebec City the largest timber port in the 19th century. Today, it is usually used for planks and furniture. Chips and saw dust are also of value in the manufacturing of asphalt tile, tar paper, disc brake, and distributor cap. (UBC Arboretum)
This species is deer resistant. (Evergreen)
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