Jersey Pine

Pinus virginiana

Also known as the Scrub Pine, this medium-sized tree is native to the eastern United States and introduced in Canada. The trees typically grow between 9 and 18 m in height, displaying short (4-7 cm long), yellow-green needles in paired fascicles, or bundles. In older trees, fungal decay usually softens the wood, providing nesting habitats for woodpeckers.
Habitat:
Dry uplands, old fields, lower mountains on sandy or shaly soil.
Growth Habit:
Evergreen tree growing to 30 m tall, with horizontal branches and flat-topped crown.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Lives up to 125 years.
Presence in US:
AL DC DE GA IL IN KY MD MO MS NC NJ NY OH PA SC TN VA
Presence in Canada:
ON