Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 20, 2009 Southeastern New Hampshire Young Pinus strobus. 5 needles per bunch.
June 28, 2009 Southeastern New Hampshire Young Pinus strobus with broken branch. Notice tips of branches where cones might grow.
June 30, 2009 Southeastern New Hampshire Adolescent Pinus strobus.
July 4, 2009 Southeastern, New Hampshire The first picture (from a distance) shows a Pitch Pine on the left and an Eastern White Pine on the right. Even from this distance, you can see slightly more bluish tinge and softness of the Eastern White Pine needles. The Eastern White Pine branches are more symetrical (whorled) than those of the Pitch Pine.

The next two pictures show a close-up of first the soft, thin, green-blue Eastern White Pine needles (5 per bundle) and then the thicker, tougher green Pitch Pine needles (3 per bundle).