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Eastern White Pine

Pinus strobus

 

— Fort Greene Park Tree Trail —

 
Eastern White Pine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2021
1. Eastern White Pine Marker
Inscription.  
Leaves: Needles in bundles of five
Mature height: 70-100 feet
Bark: Gray and rough

Did you know?
White pines are identified by their blue-green needles, which grow in bundles of five. The tree bears long, slender pinecones, 4-8 inches in length, which along with the needles provide food for squirrels, chipmunks, chickadees, and warblers. Most pines around Fort Greene Park's perimeter are white pines, and were planted in the 1930s.
 
Erected by Fort Greene Park Conservancy; New York City Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 40° 41.391′ N, 73° 58.429′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Dekalb Avenue just west of Washington Park, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn NY 11217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location
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. Osage-orange (within shouting distance of this marker); European Beech (within shouting distance of this marker); English Elm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Greene Historic District (about 500 feet away); Edmonds Playground (about 600 feet away); Marianne Moore (about 600 feet away); Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (about 700 feet away); American Elm (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Last updated on September 12, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photo   1. submitted on September 12, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Oct. 23, 2021