* Needles in pairs, unlike white pine, which has needles in groups of
* Bark plates reddish.
* Cones 1 1/2-2 1/2" long, with
* Height: 50-80'.
* Habitat: Dry soils.
* Range: Southern Canada to New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
* The red pine is native only to North America. It is used extensively
in reforestation. Pine plantations, however, support far fewer species
of wildlife than mixed coniferous/ deciduous forests.
* Red pine is often called Norway pine, and this name comes
from pre-colonial times, when English explorers confused the
tree with Norway spruce. Red and white pine often grow together.
* Like white pine, red pine was often used in ship masts. The
British Navy was buying trunks from North America as late as