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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for an attractive and fast-growing tree for your landscape? Consider Pinus strobus, also known as eastern white pine, northern white pine, Weymouth pine, soft pine, or simply white pine. This majestic pine tree is native to eastern North America, from Newfoundland to Mississippi, and can live up to 400 years. It has conical shape when young and an open form when mature, with blue-green needles up to 4 inches long. White pine is sun-loving and can tolerate light shade, making it an ideal ornamental or screening plant. Additionally, it's one of the most valuable timber trees, widely used for ship masts, lumber, furniture, and interior construction. White pine forests are greatly reduced due to past logging, but some old-growth trees still stand in protected areas. White pine is also a popular medicinal plant, used in teas and remedies for coughs, colds, wounds, and skin complaints. The seeds, needles, inner bark, and even the sap can be consumed or used in various culinary or craft applications. Plant Pinus strobus and enjoy its beauty, history, and utility in your garden.