Eastern White Pine
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Eastern White Pine Description
The Eastern White Pine (Pinus
strobus) is a member of the white pine family,
and ranges from Newfoundland in Canada, west to Minnesota
and south to the northern parts of Georgia. Some Eastern
White Pines have grown to be over 400 years old, but
normally live for 200 - 250 years.
The needles of the Eastern White Pine grow in bundles
of five and each are covered in a deciduous sheath.
They are a bluish-green color, and grow to a maximum
length of 4-5 inches. The needles last for approximately
18 months before falling off and regrowing.
The cones of the Eastern White Pine
grow about 5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide when open.
The cones distribute the seeds by wind, which are about
5 mm long. The cones reach their peaks every 4 or 5