When asked “Whats your favorite tree”? My first response is Gingko–but then realizing most people don’t know this one of a kind species I say well native species would have to be the White Pine-which also happens to be Michigan’s State Tree. We will get back to the Gingko at a later date.  I like white pines because of the versatility to grow in a variety of soils and because they are naturally beautiful with their soft needles and they grow to beautiful heights.  They are also a commonly liked tree by the Bald Eagle for nesting (What a perk!!). Although like many species–they are susceptible to many diseases but if in good conditions can be a great yard tree, forest plantation species, or for a Christmas tree.

White Pine--young and old.
White Pine–young and old.

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