Pinus resinosa is an evergreen gymnosperm tree to 40 m tall, habit broadly pyramidal, bark light red-brown, shallowly fissured, with scaly plates.
Leaves needle-like in 2’s, 9-16 cm long, snap cleanly when bent.
Flowers: None. Gymnosperm. Male cones yellow, deciduous, clustered; female cones becoming 5-8 cm; scales about 2.5 cm; mature female cone stalkless (sessile), 4-8 cm, conic-ovoid.
Fruit: None. Seeds winged.
Wetland status: FACU.
Frequency in New York City: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Adapted to dry sandy or rocky soil, pH 4.5-6 (USDA, NRCS 2010).
Notes: Cones preyed upon by Red pine cone moth and red pine coneworm, (Hauser 2008).