Pine, Jack – Seedlings


Pinus banksiana

Jack pine is a fast growing, medium to large tree. It is one of the first trees to re-establish after forest fires. It grows best in full sun, and can tolerate very poor, dry soil. It looks somewhat more ‘scruffy’ than red or white pine.

Jack pine is planted for timber, wildlife habitat, and restoration of sites with tough soils. Jack pine provides important habitat for Kirtland’s warbler and spruce grouse, as well as many other species of birds, ungulates, and small mammals. Young stands are particularly important habitat. Jack pine is on the decline in Minnesota, due in part to fire suppression.


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  • Size: 6"-12"
  • # per Bundle: 25
  • Soil Type: Sandy
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Moisture: Dry
  • Height: 50-70
  • Growth Rate: Fast
North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

505 3rd St N, Ste A,
Virginia, MN 55792
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