Did you know?

Because Eastern white pines have a relatively straight, tall trunk, the British were known to use them for masts on their naval and merchant ships during the American colonial time.

At one point they were very scarce due to the over abundance of logging that was done in the northern part of the United States. Also, because of this, very few uncut trees remain.

The trunk of this tree is commonly used for soft-wood lumber, telephone poles, pulp (to make paper), and as a natural windbreaker in nature.

It is used in cabinetry, construction, handcrafts, furniture making, and a lot of other woodworking projects.

It is a common tree used for Christmas trees.

It provided medicinal properties for some Native American tribes. Such medicinal purposes included the ability to reduce wound-healing time and the bark is still used in natural cough medicines.
Photo taken by me, Ashley Minnis, to show the clusters of needles
**A helpful tip to remember if you are looking at a white pine, is to count the number of needles in a bundle or fascicle. There should be 5 needles and there are 5 letters in the word "white."

It is the state tree of Michigan and Maine, and is the provincial tree of Ontario, Canada.

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