The Eastern White Pine, Pinus Strobus, is a beautiful landscape pine widely used throughout much of North America. This evergreen conifer tree is a truly magnificent tree attaining a height of 80 feet at maturity with a diameter of two to three feet. It carries long, soft bluish green needles with large brown cones. Eastern White Pine trees are widely used as a screen or windbreak. It grows rapidly for a pine tree and is pyramidal shaped when young, becoming umbrella-shaped with age.
The White Pine tree is long-lived and vigorous. The White Pine takes six to eight years to produce a six-foot tree on good sites. It grows best in full sun or partial shade and in ordinary soil. It can tolerate wet, swampy areas. Space 6 - 10 ft. apart for screening purposes. It is easily controlled, and is good for small properties as well as field plantings. Also widely used for Christmas trees and timber.