Eastern White Pine
Eastern White Pine is only native to the very northwest part of the state and was not too common. However, it has been planted extensively all over the state, pushed by the Soil Conservation Service and then the Soil & Water Conservation Districts in the state as great trees for wind breaks and re-foresting areas. There are jillions of them all over the place now.
They're not hard to identify, the needles in groups of five, softer feeling to the grasp than other pine species.
|Needles in whorls of five|
|Some of the needles turn yellow and fall off every year|