Eastern Red Pine
The Pinus Resinosa
is commonly known as Eastern Red Pine
, Norway Pine
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Red pine's range extends west Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia; Prince
Edward Island; New Brunswick; southern Quebec; and Maine to central
Ontario and southeast Manitoba; south to southeast Minnesota; and east
to Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and the New England States. It
occurs locally in Newfoundland, eastern West Virginia, and northern
]. Red pine has also been planted in a number of states
to which it is not native including South Dakota, Ohio, and Indiana.
The currently accepted scientific name of red pine is Pinus resinosa
]. There are no recognized subspecies, varieties, or forms.
Red pine is often codominant with white pine (Pinus strobus) and/or jack
pine (P. banksiana). Red pine often forms open stands and, prior to
logging and settlement, was the prominent woody species in the pine
barrens of Wisconsin [7
The following published classifications list red pine as dominant or
The vegetation of Wisconsin [7
Principal plant associations of the Saint Lawrence Valley [8
Plant communities of Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, U.S.A. [21
Virgin plant communities of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area [30
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Carey, Jennifer H. 1993. Pinus resinosa. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.