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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    Silas Little and Peter W. Garrett

    The species name of pitch pine (Pinus rigida) means rigid or stiff and  refers to both the cone scales (17) and the wide-spreading, sharply  pointed needles (5). It is a medium-sized tree with moderately strong,  coarse-grained, resinous wood that is used primarily for rough  construction and where decay resistance is important. One tree in Maine  measured 109 cm (43 in) in d.b.h., 29 m (96 ft) tall, with a crown spread  of 15 m (50 ft) (11).


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Silas Little

Source: Silvics of North America


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