Site Preferences: Acidic, sandy soil which is well to moderately drained. Intolerant of shade, requires full sun.
Characteristics: Long needles in bundles of 2. Unique scaly bark colouring of reddish to pink. Up to 30m in height.
Values: Generally considered for open field planting; marginally effective for windbreaks. When managed, produces a high value plantation product. Marginal habitat and other wildlife values on its own.
Mature tree on shoreline: By Emery - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=684990