Originally Posted 8/3/2015 by Ka’Lynn Hunter
The Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus) are very giant trees that grow up to at least 250 feet. They have little needles as leaves which make them very unique, in the sun they show pretty white features that not many trees have.
The Eastern White Pine has the distinction of being the tallest tree in Eastern North America. In natural pre-colonial stands it is reported to have grown as tall as 230 feet. White Pine Trees are monoecious, which means they have both male and female reproductive organs located on the same tree, although they still undergo reproduction.
White Pine Trees are also very useful. Every year many people use these trees as Christmas trees or even lumber. White Pines Trees are also windbreak trees which means they provide protection and shelter from the wind.They grow hundreds of feet.
White Pines Trees are not endangered because there are so many of them. Many people cut them down every year to use the wood, but they are not endangered.
At Awbury Arboretum you can find a large White Pine Tree on the Cope House lawn, facing the lawn right in front of you, you can find it. It’s about one-hundred feet tall and nine feet wide!