Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29 - Shortleaf Pine - Pinus echinata

Shortleaf Pine
The Shortleaf Pine usually has two needles per bundle.  The needles are straight and 3-5 inches long.

The Shortleaf Pine tree provides valuable shelter and food for many different kinds of wildlife all year long.  Rabbits, birds, deer, and squirrels are just some of the wildlife that use the cover of this tree as their home. 

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