Definition of pitch pine in English:

pitch pine

Syllabification: pitch pine


A pine tree that is a source of pitch or turpentine, and typically yielding hard, heavy, resinous timber that is used in building, especially the longleaf Pinus rigida of the Appalachians and northeastern US.
More example sentences
  • We sampled vegetation and developed pitch pine and Virginia pine tree-ring chronologies from the midslope and the mountaintop.
  • After the Virginia pine established, most trees experienced a release in growth in the 1960s; this 1960s release event was not identified in the pitch pine from the same site.
  • Today, Steinauer explains, they've either been developed or invaded by pitch pine and scrub oak.

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