Also called:

In the 🇬🇧 UK, also called ◼︎ yellow pine.  Although do not confuse with sister-species also sometimes called that:

Part of 🌲︎ pine  genus Pinus in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae in 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada Great Lakes and Maritimes;  and 🇺🇸 USA Great Lakes, 🏔 Appalachia and New England.

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🏛🌲︎ Provincial tree of Ontario.  🏛🌲︎ State tree of Michigan and Maine.

The white pine cone and tassel is the 🏛 state flower of Maine.

In this area (particularly 🇨🇦 Canada AB BC SK, and 🇺🇸 USA AZ CA CO ID MO MT NV NM OR SD UT WA WI WY):

  • do not move pine logs, stumps, branches, firewood nor untreated lumber
due to possible infestation by the insect mountain pine beetle (MPB)  Dendroctonus ponderosae, which carries various species of 🍄︎ fungus / mushroom  kingdom Fungi.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Pinus hosts caterpillars of 247 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.


[1]  Around the years 1150 to 1550, the Haudenosaunee Peoples decided to end ongoing fighting between their five constituent nations.

To stop the fighting, they agreed to bury their weapons, or a single symbolic weapon, under the Tree of Peace — a large tree in the area — an ◼︎ eastern white pine  Pinus strobus (this tree).

To preserve the peace, they created the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy:

A system of government that worked so well that:

the newly-birthed 🇺🇸 USA copied/​adapted this system, with all of the attributes above, for its form of gov­ern­ment, which it describes in its written constitution, later amended (as of this writing) 27 times.

For more details, annotations, and sources.

Learn more about ◼︎ eastern (or northern) white pine Pinus strobus

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