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EASTERN WHITE PINE
Scientific name-pinus strobus
Average height-50 to 80 feet
Average width- 40 to 50 feet
Needles occur in bunches of 5
Leaves are 4-9 inches long
Bark-gray to red-brown,smooth and shiny
Height-Often maturing between 50 to 75 feet tall. Capable of growing upwards of 100 feet.
Width: 40 to 70 feet. Varies with species
Leaves are 3-6 inches long
Twig-brown, pointed buds
Bark-young gray/brown and smooth. Becomes dark when older
Virens (Latin for greening)
Found along rivers,lakes, and on sand bars
Can grow up to 150 ft tall
Leaves are 3-7 inches long
Catkins hang from male trees
Leaves are compound, 15-30 small leaflets
Twigs are reddish-brown and may have thorns
Growth Rate: Fast. As a young tree, it will grow 2 feet or more per year over a ten year period.
Height: 70-80 feet Width: 20-40 feet
Height: 75 to 130 feet
Found in every county in iowa
Has soft wood. Good for carving
Can grow about 3 feet per year
Interesting facts: The basswood is known as the bee tree because of the bees that get honey from the tree.
Can reach up to 65 feet tall
Fun Fact: A grove of quaking aspens in Utah is the largest known living thing on Earth.
The tree's odd name comes from the fact that its leaves will tremble in even the slightest breeze.