Pitch Pine

Pinus rigida

This evergreen tree, also called Torch Pine, is native to the northeastern United States and Canada. The grayish-brown bark of this pine is very thick and resistant to fire. Its decay-resistant wood was once used to build ships and make railroad ties.
Habitat:
Dry, rocky or sandy sites, swamps.
Growth Habit:
Evergreen tree, growing 15-30 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
CT DC DE GA IL IN KY MA MD ME MN NC NH NJ NY OH PA RI SC TN VA VT WV
Presence in Canada:
NS ON QC