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Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus is a green to bluish-green foliaged pyramidal conifer with distinctly whorled branching. It is valued as both a climax timber tree in the North Eastern U.S. as well as a landscape tree. It has a rapid growth rate maturing to 80 feet tall and 40 feet wide. Eastern White Pine foliage has a bluish green to medium green needles occurring 5 per bundle to 4 inches long, are very thin, and are not very stiff. The fruits are 6 inch narrow green cones which mature to brown with silvery tips in the second year. This pine can be used as a specimen, group planting, wind break, or visual screen. It is improperly used near roadways where salt spray can kill the outer needles and branches. Eastern white pine is hardy in zones 3-8. Specimens can be found in numerous places throughout campus especially the outskirts.
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