A large pyramidal tree becoming flat-topped and open with
age. A 5-needle type reaching 80 feet in the wild but usually 50 feet under
landscape conditions. Of the pines, white pines are the least tolerant of urban
stress. On soils with high pH, chlorosis occurs, and on windy sites leaf scorch
can be a problem. White pine is a picturesque tree with a graceful habit but is
not well adapted to the urban environment.