white pine


Definition of white pine 

1a : a tall-growing pine (Pinus strobus) of eastern North America with long needles in clusters of five

called also eastern white pine

b : any of several pines that resemble the white pine especially in having needles in bundles of five

2 : the wood of a white pine and especially of the eastern white pine

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By planting larger species — oaks, maples, sycamores and white pines — away from power lines, municipalities could reduce the number of outages caused by falling tree limbs, and scale back the need for pruning, Pitz said. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Eversource To Cut Back Trees Along 4,000 Miles Of Power Lines After Winter Storm Outages," 25 Apr. 2018 But there are baby old growth forests — offspring of the giant white pines and hemlocks that once dominated the forest skyline. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "A Hike Among Giants Worthy Of A King's Mark," 5 May 2018 The memorial is shrouded in white pine, red cedar and fir trees at the corner of Rhine Road and County Highway FF and would be easy to miss by passing motorists save for the state historical marker at the side of the road. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sheboygan County community remembers its Civil War dead 150 years after it erected memorial," 28 May 2018 On a drizzly December afternoon in western Massachusetts, U.S. Geological Survey wildlife biologists Evan Grant and Adrianne Brand stop their car on the side of the road and plod into the wet forest through a break in the oaks and white pines. Geoffrey Giller, Discover Magazine, "The Salamander Army," 15 June 2018 There are an amazing number of huge white pines, all single trunks growing ramrod-straight. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "A Hike Among Giants Worthy Of A King's Mark," 5 May 2018 Other Rusts Wheat rust, cedar-apple rust, and white pine blister rust require alternate hosts. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthy Food By Identifying + Treating These Common Plant Diseases," 21 July 2015 The permit called for the destruction of 16.6 acres of wetlands, including more than 13 acres of a rare type of swamp that is heavily populated by white pine and red maple. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Judge invalidates DNR permit for controversial Wisconsin sand processing plant," 4 May 2018 Trees Available are: blue spruce, white pine, red oak, sugar maple, wild black cherry, and sycamore. 'sam' Boyer/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "There's a buzz about the new residents at the farm: Whit & whimsey," 27 Apr. 2018

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1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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