The Red pine Tree-From paper products to Wood Floors

Red Pine
Minnesota’s state tree, the Red Pine, is native to northeastern North America. It is found from Newfoundland west to southeast Manitoba, northern Illinois and Pennsylvania. In the upper Midwest of the United States is it sometimes called by the Norway pine, even though it is not Norwegian in origin.

It is an evergreen tree exhibiting tall, straight growth. Height ranges from 60-115 ft with a 3ft trunk diameter. The Red Pine is self pruning; evident by the lack of dead branches on the tree, and more mature trees will have very long branchless trunk below the canopy.

The Red Pine is intolerant of shade; however, thrives in windy locations. A well-drained soil maximizes its growth. It has commercial value as timber and paper pulp.

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