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Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

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This tentative map is based on the FHWA's ERA. This data lacks information on Canada, but also overestimates native ranges, especially around the edges, as this post explains. We have not yet reviewed or fixed this map.

USDA Plants Profile for Pinus resinosa

Illinois Wildflowers Page for Pinus resinosa

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Uses

Red pine is used for timber, where it is valued for its straight trunk. It is sometimes planted in plantations for this use.

It is rarely used in landscaping, as it does not adapt well to cultivation, and particularly, fares poorly when planted in poorly-drained soils, areas with hot summers, or when exposed to pollution.

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