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White Pine tree
White Pine

Pinus Strobis

Found: from Canada to Georgia and as far west as Illinois, it is a common tree of the northeast.

Height: up to 46 meters (150 feet) or taller

Leaves: needles occur in bundles of 5.

Cones: pinecones are cylindrical and generally about 20 cm (8 inches) long.

Uses: A tea made from the boiled needles of the tree is very high in vitamin C. A tea made from the bark can be used to treat coughs, colds, or sore throat. Until recently, an extract from the inner bark was used as an ingredient in cough syrup.

Pine needles in clusters of 5