List of Trees 61-90 Virginia Pine

Pinus virginiana

Family Pinaceae

Virginia Pine, an evergreen conifer, is native to areas on either side of and including the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. It is commonly found in southeastern Ohio on unglaciated soils and rocky outcrops, where it may form nearly pure stands on the most inhospitable of soils. This gives it an alternative common name of Scrub Pine, as its growth habit is often shrub-like and scraggly, due to the stunting effect of the sterile soils that it inhabits. When it reaches harvestable size, it is used for firewood or lumber.