Northwest Conifers

Eastern White Pine – Pinus strobus

E White Pine

Eastern White Pine at Hoyt Arboretum

USGS Distribution Map

Needles:  Bundles of 5, 3-5" long

Cones: 4-6" long, curved

Bark: Dark gray scaly plates


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 (6-10") 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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