Eastern White Pine

Michigan State Tree

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White pines trees young and mature

Young and mature eastern white pine trees; photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Eastern White Pine

Michigan designated the towering white pine as the official state tree in 1955. The white pine (Pinus strobus) was the focal point of Michigan's lumber industry in pioneer days​. Both Michigan and Minnesota claim to be the home of the legendary Paul Bunyan.

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Images

Eastern white pine needles (Pinus strobus); photo by S. Rae on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Eastern white pine needles (Pinus strobus)

Eastern white pine cone (Pinus strobus); photo by Bob MacInnes on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Eastern white pine cone (Pinus strobus)