Pinus strobus fact sheet


Timber Pine 30-50 15-35 N 4 to 7 broad pyramid Pinus flexilis Austrian Pine 50- 60 20-40 S N T 3 to 7 pyramidal Pinus nigra White Pine 70 50 N 3 to 7 pyramidal Pinus strobus Loblolly Pine 60-90 40-60 C L W N 6 to 9 loosely pyramidal Pinus taeda Japanese Black Pine 40-80 20-40 S N 6 to 8 broad-pyramidal Pinus thunbergii Fact Sheet ST-477 October 1994 Pinus sylvestris Figure 1. Middle-aged Scotch Pine. Scotch Pine1 Edward F. Gilman and Dennis G. Watson2 INTRODUCTION In recent years the tree has been bothered with fatal attacks of Pine wilt nematode, therefore, its use in landscapes is not recommended in many areas (Fig. 1). Pinus strobus is found in the nearctic temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome of eastern North America. It prefers well-drained or sandy soils and humid climates, but can also grow in boggy areas and rocky highlands. Eastern white pine is the only naturally occurring white pine tree in eastern North America. Of the pines in the United States, this tree is second only in size to sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana) which occurs on the west coast. Considered a long lived tree, this pine commonly lives to 200 years of age, and selected individuals may live to 450 years.