HOW TO KNOW THEM
A POCKET MANUAL
MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS
Revised by Dr. George D.
Emeritus of Botany, University of Chicago,
Curator of Botany, Illinois State Museum, and
State Forester E. E. Nuuttila.
(1st. ed., 1927, by
Mattoon, W. R., and Miller, R. B.)
DIVISION OF FORESTRY
WILLIAM T. LODGE,
(Printed by Authority of
the State of Illinois)
pine is found along the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan
in Lake and Cook counties and is also scattered along
river bluffs in Jo Daviess, Carroll, Ogle and LaSalle
counties. The only grove of this beautiful tree in
Illinois is in the White Pines Forest State Park near
Oregon, Ogle County, where there are trees over 100
years old that have attained a height of 90 feet with a
diameter of 30 inches. This tree formerly formed the
most valuable forests in the northeastern United States,
stretching from Maine through New York to Minnesota. The
straight stem, regular pyramidal shape and soft
gray-green foliage made it universally appreciated as an
ornamental tree and it has been freely planted
throughout the State.
leaves, or needles, are 3 to 5 inches in length,
bluish-green on the upper surface and whitish beneath,
and occur in bundles of 5, which distinguishes it from
all other eastern pines. ...............................