Cultivating Wealth: Learn How To Grow $1,000 White Pine Trees

Discover the immense commercial value of these trees and tap into their potential for profit. Transform your land into a money machine and learn how to grow thousand-dollar white pine trees.

White pine (Pinus strobus) is a large evergreen tree that is native to eastern North America. Here are some key characteristics of the white pine:

  • Growing zones: White pine is suited to USDA zones 3 to 8, which covers much of the eastern United States and Canada.
  • Natural habitat: White pine is native to the eastern half of North America, from Newfoundland to Georgia and as far west as Minnesota. It grows in a variety of habitats, including forests, mountains, and rocky outcrops.
  • Description: White pine is a tall, straight tree that can grow up to 230 feet (70 meters) in height and up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) in diameter. It has soft, bluish-green needles that are arranged in groups of five, and a distinctive cone-shaped crown.
  • Characteristics: White pine is known for its durability, resistance to rot and insects, and its light weight. It has a fine, straight grain that makes it easy to work with and suitable for a range of woodworking and construction applications.
  • Commercial value: White pine has been valued for its timber for centuries and has been used for a range of applications, including lumber, paneling, and furniture.
  • Medicinal value: White pine cones have been used in traditional medicine to treat a range of ailments, including colds, coughs, and fevers.
  • Declining populations: White pine populations have declined due to factors such as over-harvesting, logging, and disease. Many old-growth white pines have been lost, cut down for the masts of wooden sailing ships, although individual trees may still be found in some city parks.

White pine is a valuable tree species that is highly valued for its timber and other applications. Efforts are underway to promote sustainable harvesting practices and to preserve remaining white pine populations.

White Pine Varieties

There are 4 basic types of white pine, each with its own unique characteristics and habitat. All 4 have superb timber potential and excellent harvestable wood properties unique to white pine.

  • Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus): This is the most common variety of white pine and is native to eastern North America. It has soft, bluish-green needles that are arranged in groups of five.
  • Limber pine (Pinus flexilis): This variety of white pine is native to the western United States and has more flexible needles than other white pines.
  • Sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana): This is the tallest variety of pine in the world and is native to the western United States. It has long, slender needles and large, cylindrical cones.
  • Western white pine (Pinus monticola): This variety of white pine is native to western North America and has soft, blue-green needles that are arranged in groups of five.
  • Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis): This variety of white pine is native to the western United States and Canada and is known for its distinctive, white bark. It has short, bluish-green needles that are arranged in groups of five.

Spiral Shaped Tree Plantations Grow $1000 White Pine Trees

Long length, wide-plank, clear-grained pine wood is rare and hard to find because virtually all the “old-growth” trees were harvested long ago. Seemingly endless stands of white pine once grew in a 200-mile band that surrounded the Great Lakes. Many of these trees were over 300 feet tall and clear of branches most of their trunk length. Branch free trunks displayed few knots if any in their wood, which made the trunks of these trees strong and resilient, perfect for the masts of French and English sailing ships. Only a few large specimens of this tree are found growing on farm woodlots and private parkland, but these too may soon be gone. A white pine tree harvested from an old growth forest today would be worth over $30,000 a tree. This presents an opportunity today to grow clear wood pine for profit.

White Pine Tree Plantations

White pine can be found growing alongside red pine in typical row-by-row tree plantations. Both pines are grown principally for pole wood, fence, pole, and telephone. The wood is of low quality due to the heavy branching that occurs the full length of each tree. Each branch forms a knot, a biological imprint that is visible when the tree is milled. Older plantation trees are milled for dimensional lumber known as “knotty pine” used for furniture and flooring.

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Pine Plantation Alternatives

It can be several decades before branch-free pine trunks, are ready for harvest, which is often beyond the investment tolerance of most funding interests. One way to develop more tolerance would be to advance grow tall pine tree seedlings before transplant in a plantation.

A nursery would use proprietary methods and techniques to quickly grow 10 foot tall, almost branch-free, white pine tree seedlings in just 5 years. The unique propagation technology manipulates 1- to 2-year-old plug seedlings to accelerate the terminal stem of the tree. High density plant groupings self-prune the branches each year the tree grows.

Seedlings grow developed root systems within our patented pyramid pots designed shape roots naturally. These naturally shaped root systems “take to the soil” quickly, dramatically improving transplant survivability.

Tall white pine tree seedlings also create an “instant tree plantation” that shaves at least 10 years off time to harvest, which improves investment tolerance with a faster return on investment.

Crop Circle Tree Plantations

Rather than growing trees in rows, Crop Circle Tree Plantations grow trees in geometric spirals. The spirals form an earth energy grid that accelerates tree growth. White pine, performs well, responding to the energy with a noticeable increase in growth rate that exceeds row tree growth rates by 10% or more. The increased growth has no effect on wood density, appearance, quality or strength.

White Pine Plantations

To create diversity within the plantation, red pine alternates with white pine, the two trees spaced a distance apart along each loop of the spial. Planting diversity also ensures the heath of the plantation by improving its ability to ward of disease and insects.

A high-density planting pattern spaces trees 8 feet apart, which accelerates tree growth. Culling every second red or white pine tree in a few years will generate a first profit and provide the trees that remain, room to mature and grow big for the veneer and dimensional lumber market.

North American Growing Zones

Native growing areas are concentrated in Eastern Canada and United States, around the Great Lakes and along the St. Lawrence. White pine may also be grown in microclimate areas of the Western States and Canada, principally in coastal interior areas of the province of British Columbia and Washington State.

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Growing White Pine In Europe

Eastern white pine was introduced to the U.K. by explorer George Weymouth in the 1600’s.

From that date, the tree has been cultivated in Europe under the name of Weymouth Pine. In some mountain districts of northern Bavaria, where it has become a real forest tree, it is called Strobe, after the Latin name Pinus strobus. After general cultivation as an ornamental tree in parks it began to be used in the forests because of its hardiness and rapid growth and is now not only scattered through most of the forests of Europe, but covers, in Germany alone, an area of some 3,000 acres in a dense, pure forest. Some of these groves are 120 years old, and they yield a large proportion of the seed demanded by increasing interest in cultivating this tree in Europe.

Of particular interest for Europe that has low nutrient soil, the needles from this tree feed the forest floor and change the composition of the soil to benefit native flora and fauna.

White Pine Wood Products

White pine wood is classified as a softwood with a soft to medium wood density. Color varies from creamy white to pale straw, with occasional contrasting orange/brown streaks. The wood is used extensively for interior trim, window sashes, door frames and for intricate carpentry. It is also used for millwork, knotty pine paneling, siding and boards for boxes, crates, coffins, boats, woodenware, and novelties. It is also grown extensively for Christmas Trees.

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What Is Knotty Pine?

Knotty pine refers to pine boards that have many visible knots. The boards are typically tongue & groove so one board will slide and lock into the other as a wall or floor finish. This type of wood was very popular in kitchen decors throughout the 1950s because of the rustic appeal that it could achieve. Today, renovators are re-popularizing the knotty pine look by introducing it once again into modern homes to create a retro look.

The following comments were collected from a national wood products discussion forum using White Pine.

Comment from contributor A:

White pine is a preferred species in the marketplace. I know this because that in stumpage, log, or lumber form it brings a higher dollar return. In almost any market condition prices for select lumber grades will exceed red oak selects, the molding and shop grades will compete favorably with number one and number two common red oak, and the common grades easily outstrip the number two and number three grades of red oak. The comparison is even more dramatic when compared to other eastern softwoods such as red pine, jack pine, spruce and balsam fir.

Comment from contributor B:

One of the big problems with planting a white pine tree is that deer browse on the young seedlings, either taking the whole tree or just eating the top terminal bud, which cause the main trunk of the tree to fork and become useless. On average, nearly 70% of newly transplanted seedlings are lost every winter. The only way to protect the seedlings is to either construct a deer fence or cover each tree with a tree cap or tube but these are expensive solutions. Planting taller white pine tree seedlings that would be out of the deer’s reach would seem to be a more pragmatic solution, but I can’t find any of these anywhere.

Comment from contributor C:

There is a definite correlation between tree size and economic value. Although trees are limb pruned early on to reduce blister rust of juvenile trees, an equally important reason is to start creating clear boles. Eventually, trees are pruned free of limbs to an eighteen-foot height. Since plantation trees are headed for a long life and large diameter, this early limb pruning pays great economic dividends. Left to prune naturally, white pine trees would have to reach 100 plus years before their trunks would be clear faced. And since there is a manifold differential between the value of clear wood and knot-studded wood in lumber (or in any lumber or veneer for that matter) early pruning will increase value and shorten time to harvest.

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