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Pinus monticola
(western white pine)

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Pinus monticola (western white pine)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pinus monticola
  • Preferred Common Name
  • western white pine
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Ornamental
  • Wood/timber

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Small spatial crown requirements, excellent self-pruning capacity, low taper, and high growth rate make P. monticola one the most productive and desirable pine species in Western North America.
TitleTree
CaptionSmall spatial crown requirements, excellent self-pruning capacity, low taper, and high growth rate make P. monticola one the most productive and desirable pine species in Western North America.
CopyrightJ. Worrall
Small spatial crown requirements, excellent self-pruning capacity, low taper, and high growth rate make P. monticola one the most productive and desirable pine species in Western North America.
TreeSmall spatial crown requirements, excellent self-pruning capacity, low taper, and high growth rate make P. monticola one the most productive and desirable pine species in Western North America.J. Worrall
A scattered, dominant P. monticola (note the blueish-green crowns) in a Tsuga heterophylla-Abies amabilis stand on a montane site in the southern Coastal Mountains of British Columbia.
TitleMixed stand
CaptionA scattered, dominant P. monticola (note the blueish-green crowns) in a Tsuga heterophylla-Abies amabilis stand on a montane site in the southern Coastal Mountains of British Columbia.
CopyrightK. Klinka
A scattered, dominant P. monticola (note the blueish-green crowns) in a Tsuga heterophylla-Abies amabilis stand on a montane site in the southern Coastal Mountains of British Columbia.
Mixed standA scattered, dominant P. monticola (note the blueish-green crowns) in a Tsuga heterophylla-Abies amabilis stand on a montane site in the southern Coastal Mountains of British Columbia.K. Klinka
Naturally regenerated P. monticola amidst Pseudotsuga menziesii on low-altitude, coastal site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia - notice its superior growth performance compared with the other tree species.
TitleNatural regeneration
CaptionNaturally regenerated P. monticola amidst Pseudotsuga menziesii on low-altitude, coastal site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia - notice its superior growth performance compared with the other tree species.
CopyrightK. Klinka
Naturally regenerated P. monticola amidst Pseudotsuga menziesii on low-altitude, coastal site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia - notice its superior growth performance compared with the other tree species.
Natural regenerationNaturally regenerated P. monticola amidst Pseudotsuga menziesii on low-altitude, coastal site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia - notice its superior growth performance compared with the other tree species.K. Klinka
The bark of mature P. monticola has a 'hexagonal' plate pattern.
TitleBark
CaptionThe bark of mature P. monticola has a 'hexagonal' plate pattern.
CopyrightJ. Worrall
The bark of mature P. monticola has a 'hexagonal' plate pattern.
BarkThe bark of mature P. monticola has a 'hexagonal' plate pattern.J. Worrall
Advance regeneration of moderately shade-tolerant P. monticola in intermediate light conditions on a montane, interior site in central British Columbia.
TitleAdvance regeneration
CaptionAdvance regeneration of moderately shade-tolerant P. monticola in intermediate light conditions on a montane, interior site in central British Columbia.
CopyrightK. Klinka
Advance regeneration of moderately shade-tolerant P. monticola in intermediate light conditions on a montane, interior site in central British Columbia.
Advance regenerationAdvance regeneration of moderately shade-tolerant P. monticola in intermediate light conditions on a montane, interior site in central British Columbia.K. Klinka
Mature strobili of western white pine. If you are ever lost in the woods and need to start a fire, the mature cones will catch light even in the pouring rain.
TitleCone
CaptionMature strobili of western white pine. If you are ever lost in the woods and need to start a fire, the mature cones will catch light even in the pouring rain.
CopyrightJ. Worrall
Mature strobili of western white pine. If you are ever lost in the woods and need to start a fire, the mature cones will catch light even in the pouring rain.
ConeMature strobili of western white pine. If you are ever lost in the woods and need to start a fire, the mature cones will catch light even in the pouring rain.J. Worrall

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pinus monticola Douglas ex D. Don

Preferred Common Name

  • western white pine

Other Scientific Names

  • Strobus monticola (Douglas ex D. Don) Rydb.

International Common Names

  • French: pin argenté

Local Common Names

  • France: Pin blanc des montagnes
  • Germany: Westamerikanische Weymouths- Kiefer
  • Italy: Pino bianco occidentale
  • USA: Idaho white pine; mountain white pine; silver pine; white pine

EPPO code

  • PIUMO (Pinus monticola)

Trade name

  • Idaho white pine
  • mixed species
  • western woods
  • white woods

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Pinaceae
  •                         Genus: Pinus
  •                             Species: Pinus monticola

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Wood Products

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Furniture

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Flooring
  • For light construction
  • Wall panelling

Veneers

Wood-based materials

  • Plywood

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Matches