The White Pine has an important place in American history. Native to America, the colonists found that the soft white lumber from the tree could be used in building cabinets, interior finishes and even carving. In the wild the White Pine can grow to a height of 80 feet with a trunk diameter of 3 feet. It is the largest pine and the United States.
As a Christmas tree, the White Pine has excellent needle retention and is full and lush. Somewhat suprisingly, the tree also has little aroma and tends to produce less reaction in people with allergies.
It usually takes at least 6-8 years of growing and trimming to produce a good tree.
The needles of the White Pine are comparatively soft and flexible and can range in color from a deep bluish-green to silver-green and the branches are sturdy and plentiful, an asset when it comes time to decorate.