The white pine is a native species and the state tree of Michigan. It is tall and straight stemmed. It has five needles per cluster that are long and soft. Deer will browse the needles during winter when food is scarce. Also used for timber. White pine is a good nesting tree for birds and provides winter cover for birds, including wild turkey and mammals.
Speed of Growth: Moderate.
Moisture Requirements: Moist to dry.
Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade.
Wildlife Benefits: Turkeys, small birds and small mammals. May experience deer browse.
Additional Benefits: N/A.
Michigan Native: Yes.