Soft needles pines

Asked November 18, 2019, 8:44 AM EST

What r the different kinds of pines In MN with soft long needles? And how do u tell the difference between a Scotch & a white pine?

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1 Response

Here is reference to the best trees for Minnesota. Look at Southwest Minnesota.

https://extension.umn.edu/tree-selection-and-care/recommended-trees-minnesota

Data sheet for the Scots/Scotch Pine

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/trees/handbook/th-3-171.pdf

Data sheet for the White Pine

https://extension.umaine.edu/signs-of-the-seasons/indicator-species/pine-fact-sheet/

In the long needle category Scots Pines and White Pines are your best bet.

Needles on pine trees are in bundles called fascicles, The Scots Pine has two needles per bundle and the White Pines have five needles per bundle.

Here is an article you might find interesting for trees for MN in general: https://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2019/09/recommended-trees-for-minnesota.html