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Eastern white pine

Eastern white pine
Eastern white pine

Eastern white pine 
Pinus strobus

Most of Delaware’s native pines are in its south, but white pines are planted throughout the First State. Eastern white pine is a long-lived soft pine that is capable of reaching heights above 200 feet and diameters of four feet. Its wood is light, straight-grained, easy to work, but not strong. It is often used in cabinetry, interior finishes, and for lumber.

Eastern white pine needles come in bundles of five, each of which is 3 to 5 inches long. Rich in economic and historical significance, the tree is very good for reforestation and landscaping uses.

Eastern white pine – Pinus strobus
Bannister Hall, Smyrna, DE24212510742
Hagley Museum, Wilmington, DE25711313343
Brandywine Cemetery – 701 Delaware Ave *, Wilmington, DE26714810557
*Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery