White Pine is a tall, massive conifer with soft, long needles arranges in bundles of 5. (Red Pine is in bundles of 2). It grows quickly and in a variety of soil types. On sandy loams it appears with Red Pine and Jack Pine and with Oaks and Birch on moister soils. White pine blister rust, deer predation and extensive logging have lead to a decline in Minnesota populations. White is a food source for many birds including black-capped Chickadees, white-breasted nut hatches, pine warblers and pine grosbeaks. White Pine transplants easily, takes pruning well and is desirable in windbreaks and snow fences.