Western White Pine
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Size at 150 years: 120-180 feet tall, 2.5 to 3.5 feet in diameter
Life Span: 350 years
Needles: 2-4" long, in bundles of 5
Cones: 6-12" long, curved when dry
Bark: Dark grey, broken into small, square blocks on mature trees
Where to find: At low and middle elevations across the IPNF. Often occurs in mixed forests, and occasionally in almost pure stands.
Things to know:
An important timber tree - uniform wood without knots, twisted grain, or discoloration. This tree is seriously threatened by a fungus called white pine blister rust. We are now breeding seedlings able to resist the disease. State tree of Idaho.