The White or Weymouth Pine is common in various parts of the Union, and deserving of a first place in every collection. It is of rapid growth, beautiful in every stage, from a small plant of one foot high to that of a stately tree towering one hundred or more feet in the air, and swaying its horizontal tiers of branches and tufts of airy light-green foliage to the breeze. When grown in strong soil it acquires a thick, compact form; but in soils of a gravelly or sandy nature, somewhat dry and poor, its shoots and trunk harmonize in their length and openness to the airy light cast of its foliage, and it there becomes one of the most beautiful of evergreens in its graceful tapering form and easy broken outline. For grouping with the larch, birch, etc., it is one of the most appropriate among evergreens; and for planting in close proximity to buildings or points toward which it desired to direct attention, it is particularly well suited. As a hedge or screen plant it bears the shears well, and forms a wall second only to the hemlock or Norway spruce.

The White Pine.

Fig. 47. - The White Pine.