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Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.)

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Jack Pine


A fire-adapted pine with a northerly distribution in North America, the densest parts of its range in Canada, northern New England, and the upper midwest.

Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present
Native or Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This species has been widely planted south of its native range, often for reclamation of degraded land such as mine spoils, and less commonly plantations for timber. As a result it has established in new areas; we mark these as expanded because they are mostly adjacent to its native range, and the more isolated southerly populations are less vigorous.

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