Where Do Pine Trees Come From?

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Pine trees come primarily from the Northern Hemisphere. The trees do best in temperate to moderate climates. Different species grow in many areas in North America.

Red pine grows in areas around the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. It has two needles per bundle, and it is the most planted pine in North America.

The shortleaf or yellow pine grows in 22 states, ranging from New York to Florida and inland to Oklahoma and Texas. It withstands a variety of soil and environmental conditions.

Ponderosa pines grow in the western United States, Canada and Mexico. They live in areas from the Plains States to the Pacific Coast.