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White Pine - Pinus strobus
Native Americans also used white pine resin as a cement. If you have ever gotten it on your hands, you know just how sticky it is.
Pine wood is also prized for flooring, house construction. It is used in cabinetmaking and for furniture. The wood is used for paper and telephone poles.
White pines are commonly grown as Christmas trees. Many people have planted these trees in their yards. Their rapid growth can provide an effective privacy screen, sound barrier, and wind break in a few years.
Pines are also our source of: rosin, resin and turpentine. Botanical.com Additionally, a Tar from pines is a medicine for horses!
Animals use the trees for shelter and nesting sites to raise their young. Cooper Hawks raise two chicks in the white pine lot behind my home. Several animals eat the needles and bark. Porcupines eat the inner bark. PA DCNR
Info at Botanical.com
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