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Yellow Pine
Pinus echinata

Also known as Shortleaf Pine, this species is native to the eastern United States and can grow 20-30 m tall. Mature trees have irregular-shaped crowns that provide protection from the wind and harsh weather for many animals. It also provides an important habitat for the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

Habitat:Upland dry forests.
Growth Habit:Evergreen tree growing to 35 m tall, branches horizontal.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring.
Longevity:Moderate.
Presence in US:AL AR DC DE FL GA IL KY LA MD MO MS NC NJ NY OH OK PA SC TN TX VA WV
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