All Pine Trees Aren’t the Same: It May be One of Several Species

The term,” yellow pine”, can refer to several pine species or groups of species which tend to grow in similar forest types and yield similar strong wood. In the Western US, yellow pine refers to Jeffrey pine or Ponderosa pine. In the United Kingdom, yellow pine refers to Eastern white pine or Scots pine. In the Southern US, yellow pine refers to a special group of trees known as the Southern Yellow Pines, these are mostly longleaf pine, shortleaf pine, slash pine, and loblolly pine. This group of pine species has a special character and history of its own. Continue reading “All Pine Trees Aren’t the Same: It May be One of Several Species”