#039 Shortleaf Pine
(Pinus echinata)

This is the largest Shortleaf Pine in Davidson Street Tree Inventory, tree #1056.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 92″
  • Height (Ft.): 55′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 24′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 30″
  • Total Points: 153

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Fair
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: Shortleaf Pine is an evergreen tree that may grow 80 to 100 feet tall. The tree has 3- to 5-inch slender and flexible needles in clusters of 2 or 3. The fascicle sheath is persistent. The bark is scaly and dark on young trees. As the tree ages, flat scales which reveal a yellowish color when removed develop. The tree produces both a pale purple male cone and a pale pink female cone. It is an important timber tree in the deep South where it is harvested for a variety of purposes, including lumber, plywood, and wood pulp (for paper).