Pine, Shortleaf

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Pinus echinata


Native to:
Eastern United States from southernmost New York State, south to northern Florida, west to eastern Oklahoma, and southwest to eastern Texas

Mature Height and Width:
50-60 feet by 20-35 feet

Additional Notes:
The only pine native to southern Illinois, a few natural populations of this species are found on the Mississippi River Bluffs.  Shortleaf pine restoration efforts are ongoing in nearby states where this species has been in decline following decades of selective logging and fire suppression.