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This pine is a large, long-lived evergreen. Specimens often live for 200-300 years, but individuals have been cored and determined to be at least 500 years old. Branches often turn up at their tips and older trees lose their symmetry and become craggy (see photo). Needles are in bundles of five and are 2-5 inches long. Cones are slender and brown.
White pines prefer well-drained soils and cool climates.
I took this photograph while on a wilderness canoe trip in northern Minnesota.