The red pine is tall and straight stemmed with red tinged bark. It is native to Michigan and is an excellent tree for reforestation on poor, sandy sites. It is also used for windbreaks and wildlife. It is especially beneficial to nesting songbirds and provides important winter cover for birds and mammals. Provides wild turkey habitat.
Speed of Growth: Fast.
Moisture Requirements: Moist to dry.
Light Requirements: Full sun.
Wildlife Benefits: Birds, small mammals, deer, and wild turkey.
Additional Benefits: Windbreak.
Michigan Native: Yes.