April 7, 2005
During the colonial days of North America, the best of these trees were set aside by the king for masts on British ships. As the nation grew, the lumber of White Pines was used to build our homes and businesses. It is also named the state tree of both Maine and Michigan.
This tree was donated by Ron Ghere.
Tree located at
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Horizontal branches, broad at bottom of crown, tapering toward top; reaches height of 75 to 100 feet with a diameter of 2 to 3 feet. The trunks are straight and clear of lateral branches for some distance from the ground.
Prefers moist, sandy loam soils.
Newfoundland to Manitoba, south through the northern United States to Pennsylvania, northern Ohio, and southeastern Iowa, southward along the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia.