Northwest Conifers


Eastern White Pine – Pinus strobus

E White Pine

Eastern White Pine at Hoyt Arboretum

This tall pine is can grow to 200 feet (60 meters). 

Needles: Like all the white pines, eastern white pine needles grow in bundles of 5. The delicate, thin needles make this tree a favorite in parks and yards.

Cones: The shape and size of a small banana.

Where it grows: Eastern white pine grows in the Great Lakes region to the East Coast of the U. S. and southeast Canada to Nova Scotia.. 

Similar species: Western white pine cones are larger and have more scales. Eastern white pine cones have 50-80 scales, while western white pine cones have 90-160 (Trees in Candada).

Names: Other common names: White pine, northern white pine, soft pine.




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