Eastern White Pine is one of the most prevalent and commonly utilized timbers for construction materials. It’s one of three commercially important White Pine species, the other two being Sugar Pine and Western White Pine, both of which may be found on the west coast.
Eastern White Pine’s long, straight trunks were historically sought for use as ship masts. The Pine Tree Riot of 1772 was sparked by the King of England’s vexing habit of marking out and reserving all of the largest and best of these trees for use in his navy, and it played a role in the events leading up to the Revolutionary War.
Crates, boxes, interior millwork, construction lumber, carving, and boatbuilding are common uses of White Pine Hardwood. Construction lumber is frequently harvested from Eastern White Pine.
Sapwood is a pale yellow to practically white, and the heartwood is a light brown, occasionally with a slightly reddish colour. With time, the colour darkens.