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White Pine

( Pinus strobus )

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White Pine
Eastern White Pine
Northern White Pine
Soft Pine
Pinaceae
Pinus
Pinus strobus
Linnaeus
MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Characteristics

Tree

Evergreen

3

Sun, Partial Shade

Sand, Loam, Humus Enriched

Dry, Normal, Moist

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime, Mixedwood Plains

Woodland, Bog/Fen

Woodland
Design Considerations

0 cm

3000 cm

May - Jun

Yellow|Red|Green/Brown|Pink

No

Yes

Brown


No

No

No

No

No

No

Birds

No
Conservation Status



Interesting Tidbits

ON

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) Medicinal Uses: 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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