Jack pine is a medium-size tree that grows to about 80 feet (25 meters)
Needles: Bundles of 2, sometimes twisted.
Cones: Egg-shaped when open. Often remain closed on the tree.
it grows: Native to
Southeast Canada, Great Lakes region and
Northeast United States.
Similar tree: Lodgpole pine has gray bark and prickly cones that grow straight out from
branch or point back. You can distinguish Jack Pine
by its orange bark and the way the cones point forward
on the branch. Also the cones lack the prickles seen and felt on lodgpole pine cones.
of English botanist Sir Joseph Banks. Other common names: Eastern jack pine, black pine, black jack pine, and scrub pine.