It is a truly magnificent tree attaining a height of 80 feet or more at maturity with a diameter of two to three feet. White pine is considered to be the largest pine in the United States and native to our region. Prefers fertile, moist, well drained soils but tolerates wet swampy areas or dry, rocky ridges. Provides timber and excellent cover for wildlife such as grouse, in dense, mass plantings.
Norway Spruce is one of the fastest growing of all the spruces. As this evergreen tree grows older, the side branches become horizontal, turning upward at the tip. Secondary branches of the Norway Spruce hang downward from the main branches, giving the tree a graceful appearance. Norway Spruces are one of the best conifers for shelters and windbreaks, as its branches grow densely into one another. For planting a windbreak, these trees can be planted 6 to 10 feet apart. Branches droop gracefully as tree matures, making this a very attractive ornamental.
Balsam fir is a medium-sized tree generally reaching 40-60 feet in height and 1-1 1/2 feet in diameter. Prefers a cool, moist, sheltered location. Needles are 1 inch long, flat and blue-green in color, very fragrant. Will grow to 75 feet. Also excellent for wildlife shelter.