White Pine trees should always be planted if there is any place for them. The New Englanders used them in rows in front of their houses, or for screens and wind-breaks; or they placed them on some commanding knoll as silent sentinels over the other trees, and as such they were a distinct addition to the grounds. Bordering a road they are most impressive when the Winter wind sways their graceful tops and soughs through their branches with the weird melody of an Ĉolian harp. They are good trees to use for making alleys; the ground beneath them becomes in time thickly carpeted with their needles and decorated with their cones. They live to a great age and grow to the height of a hundred and fifty feet or more in some localities, but as time adds to their stature their appearance is often changed; the lower branches die or are lopped off to give light and air when their growth and that of the neighbouring trees has become too dense. Two White Pines placed conspicuously, near the house, will give a minor cadence to the general planting that is often needed to soften the contrast between garden and grounds.
Nursery-grown White Pine Trees.