[a.k.a. Eastern White Pine, Northern White Pine]
Eastern White Pine seedlings grow to become the kings of the Eastern forests and the tallest evergreen tree in North America. White Pine reach heights of up to 200 feet tall, with a spread of up to 40 feet during a life span of easily 200 years. It’s long blue-green needles average 2 to 5 inches in length. In dense growing conditions, lower branches often fall away as White Pine reach maturity. This results a tall bare trunk with a “crown” of branches at the top.
Eastern White Pine have been a staple of the lumber industry since long before the great Chicago fire, but the need for construction lumber after that fire was immense. The amount of timber felled and floated and shipped out to rebuild The Windy City involved a huge number of Eastern White Pine. West Michigan was virtually cleared of all old growth Eastern White Pine due to the building boom after WWII.
Eastern White Pine seedlings prefer full sun and well drained soils. Planting in sandy soils in open spaces is ideal. This species does well in mild to moderate drought once established with good deep root systems. Their height, branching nature and seed make them an ideal squirrel, chipmunk and bird shelter and food source. Birds of prey often nest in mature White Pine due to the high vantage point and the animals attracted by it’s seed.
These specific bare root evergreen seedlings are available and shipping now [shipping info]. If you’d like to delay shipment, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific evergreen trees ends around Thanksgiving week 2018 and resumes in Spring 2019. If you need evergreen trees shipped before or after these dates, please look at our various sizes and species of evergreen plug seedlings and evergreen plug transplants, which can be shipped at nearly any time of year.