Red Pine



The Red Pine - Pinus resinosa - is NOT very common in Sutton. Usually you find the White Pine Tree everywhere. Red pine trees have a red bark with flat stripes, and the red pine cones are very short and fat.

The only place I've seen red pine trees were at Sutton's Purgatory Chasm, right by the ranger station. The documentation at the ranger station says those were deliberately planted there after a hurricane knocked down other pine trees. So they were introduced artificially.
Red Pine tree photo


Red Pine tree photo

They are growing right next to white pine trees, so you can compare them very easily.

Red pine cones are short and fat, as compared with white pine cones which are long and thin. Here is the red pine cone.

Red Pine cone photo

If you're at Purgatory Chasm, here is how to tell the difference between the red pines and white pines - by the bark:

Red Pine Bark
Red Pine Bark
White Pine Bark
White Pine Bark


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