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White Pine (a.k.a., Eastern White Pine) - larger photo -

soft, blue-green needles, 2 to 5 inches long in bundles of five; retains needles throughout the holiday season; very full appearance; little or no fragrance; less allergic reactions as compared to more fragrant trees.

The largest pine in the U.S., the White Pine has soft, flexible needles and is bluish-green in colour. Needles are 2 and 1/2 - 5 in. long. They are native to eastern North America. It occurs from Newfoundland, Canada west through the Great Lakes region to southeastern Manitoba and Minnesota, United States, and south along the Appalachian Mountains and upper Piedmont to northernmost Georgia

White Pine's have good needle retention, but have littleEastern White Pine needles aroma. They are the state tree of Michigan & Maine; slender branches will support fewer and smaller decorations as compared to Scotch pine.

They aren't recommended for heavy ornaments. Its wood is used in cabinets, interior finish and carving.

Weird fact: Native Americans used the inner bark as food. Early colonists used the inner bark to make cough medicine.

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