Pine, Eastern White

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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 strobus


Native to:
Newfoundland to Manitoba, south to Illinois, Georgia and Iowa

Mature Height and Width:
50-80 feet by 20-40 feet, can reach 150 feet high

Additional Notes:
When farming families poured from the New England states into the rich lands of the Midwest, eastern white pine was often the tree species that first claimed the abandoned pastures and fields. The trees tall stature and light weight seeds allowed for these seeds to be cast for wide distances so that a single tree left in the agricultural landscape may come to create several acres of forest.