Eastern white pine
Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. March 2011.
Scientific name: Pinus strobus L.
Common name(s): eastern white pine, Weymouth pine
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-can reach up to 150 feet in height and a 40 inch DBH
-young bark is thin, smooth, greenish-brown
-old bark is deeply fissured, dark grayish-brown
-evergreen needles in clusters of five
- 2 1/- 5 inches long
- blueish green
-cones are 4-8 inches long, 1 inch thick
-The white pine weevil affects its quality and volume
-white pine blister rust
-red ring rot
-cool humid climates
-well drained soils
Dickerson, John. “Plant Fact Sheet .” EASTERN WHITE PINEPinus Stobus L., USDA NRCS, Feb. 2002, plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_pist.pdf.