White Pine Pinus strobus
Family: Pinaceae (Pine)
Other names: Eastern White Pine
White Pine is the only pine in Ontario with needles in bundles of five.
It is also the only one with smooth bark when young, although
this changes to a dark and furrowed when mature. It is a
characteristic tree in most of Ontario's forests and it doesn't take
long to recognize it. The needles are thinner and more fluffy
looking than the other pines. Mature trees can be some of the tallest trees in the area and often stand out above others.
White Pine needles
Another view of the needles
White Pine needles are in bundles of five
Young White Pine bark is smooth
Mature bark is dark and furrowed.
A closer look at the mature bark
Distinctive form of a mature tree in the open
White Pine cone, the longest of north-eastern pines
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