White Pine


  • Native to Van Buren County
  • State Tree of Michigan
  • Good for wildlife cover and food
  • Good for windbreaks
  • Good for reforestation
  • Self Pruning
  • Deer tolerant
  • Sensitive to road salt and soil compaction
  • Major lumber tree in 1800’s
  • Seedling height: 5″-10″

Height: 50ft-80ft
Spread: 20ft-40ft
Water Needs: Dry to Medium-wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam
Growth Rate: Moderate-fast

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White Pine
Description White pine (Pinus strobus) is an evergreen tree and Michigan’s State Tree. White pine is very distinctive to other conifers. Its branches are horizontal and tiered with soft, bluish-green needles. White pine is a hardy tree being shade tolerant and drought tolerant. Great for wildlife, white pine provides food and shelter to birds, and mammals. Its wood is used for construction, finishing, and furniture.
Height 50 – 80 ft.
Spread 20 – 40 ft.
Growth rate Fast
Sun Full sun to shade
Water use Medium
Soil Fertile, moist, well-drained acidic soil
Bloom time April – May
Bloom color Red, pink, yellow, green, brown
Fruit type Cone
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Good for wildlife, erosion control, windbreak, lumber
Climate Change Hardiness Low adaptability (US Forest Service)

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