jack pine

noun

Definition of jack pine

: a slender pine (Pinus banksiana) of northern North America that has two stout needles in each fascicle and wood used especially for pulpwood — see cone illustration

Examples of jack pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The seedlings include red pine, white pine, jack pine and oak as well as maple, balsam fir and spruce. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 July 2021 The jack pine is the second most common species of pine in Minnesota, behind the red pine. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 16 Oct. 2020 After the glaciers that covered New England retreated, around fourteen thousand years ago, the forests here consisted mostly of spruce and jack pine, species that now thrive much farther north. Drew Pendergrass, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2020 The land, wedged between two farm towns and covered in palmetto and jack pines, did not, at first, look promising. 1843, 2 Apr. 2020 Timber receipts offset the cost of replanting jack pine needed to support a viable bird population. Michael Doyle, Science | AAAS, 8 Oct. 2019 Annually, roughly 4,000 acres of mature jack pine forest is cut and replanted with 2-year-old saplings to make sure habitat remains available for the birds in the future. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 11 Oct. 2019 Wildfires historically swept through the region every few decades, burning down overgrown jack pines and popping open cones that produced new ones. John Flesher, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2019 Wildfires historically swept through the region every few decades, burning down overgrown jack pines and popping open cones that produced new ones. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of jack pine

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Jack pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20pine. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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