red pine Pinaceae Pinus resinosa
Leaf:Evergreen needles, 4 to 6 inches long, with two needles per fascicle that snap cleanly when bent, dark green.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males almost round, light red, in large clusters at branch tips; females a round, short cone, reddish brown.
Fruit:Cones are ovoid, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, shiny chestnut brown, umbo is not armed, maturing in early summer.
Twig:Medium textured, orange-brown in color with narrow, ovoid orange-brown buds.
Bark:On young trees, red-brown or pink to gray, flaky; eventually becoming plated, the plates have scaly surfaces with a reddish tinge.
Form:A medium size tree reaching up to 90 feet tall, with oval crown and a clear bole. Foliage is tufted, resembling a fox tail.