Eastern White Pine
A large tree with a pyramidal crown when young, becoming flattened or broadly rounded with age.
Leaves needles, 3-5 inches long, in bundles of 5; slender, straight, soft, flexible, blue-green, undersurface of needles lined with white pores.
Bark green or gray, thin, smooth on young trees; becoming thick, brown to black, deeply grooved, with broad, scaly ridges.
Twigs slender, flexible, green becoming brown with age.
Conifers do not technically "flower," but pollen is shed March–May.
Fruits September–October, maturing the second year, persisting on the branches. Cones woody, in clusters of 1–5, hanging, slightly curved, cylindrical, 4–8 inches long, green turning light brown; scales numerous, thin, not spine-tipped, often with sticky resin.