Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus L. (Pinaceae)

Common Names
Eastern white pine, American deal pine, American white pine, New England pine, northern pine, northern white pine, soft deal-pine, soft pine, spruce pine, Weymouth pine, white pine.

An evergreen tree that sometimes grows to 200 feet in height. The soft bluish needles, which are 3 to 5 inches long and found in groups of 5, distinguish it from other pines. The cones are 4 to 8 inches long, thin, cigar-shaped, and often curved.

Flowering Period
April to June.

Woods, old fields.

Inner bark, rossed or natural.

The bark is used as an astringent and expectorant; the wood has been used to produce white pine tar, which has value as an antiseptic, expectorant, and protective.

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