April 12 - Virginia Pine
This tree has two needles (1.5- 2.5 inches long) per bundle, the bark is in plates that are four times as long as broad. Most of the time, there are many once- alive branches going up the bark that have not fallen off.
I was in Townsend, Tennessee today the photos on today's blog are of the Virginia Pine tree in Townsend. Notice the new spring growth in the photo. Notice the young cones. They are called the pollen cones.