Eastern White Pine Sheathing
Special Offer – Eastern White Pine Sheathing

1×14” – 1×16” – 1×18” Eastern White Pine Sheathing

Kiln Dried – Center Matched Tongue and Groove – Planed 1 side 7/8” thick

Excellent Sheathing for Roofs and Walls

This Eastern White Pine makes excellent sheathing for roofs and walls. This thick, strong sheathing is for fast and easy installation.

Lumber Used 300 Years Ago

Use the same material the early New Englanders used for sheathing and is still found on houses going back 300 years.

Special Offer Costs and Savings

You gain an extra ¼” or 3/8” in thickness for less.
Only $1.60 per board foot,  based on 1,000 board foot minimum.
This equals $51.20 for 32 square footage of coverage.

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Eastern white pine

The Eastern white pine is a tree for landscapes with ample space. Its fine feathery needles, open canopy, and straight trunk get more picturesque with age. Trees are fast-growing and long-lived.

This species is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm’s Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research.

This plant has some cultivated varieties. Go to list of cultivarsEastern White Pine

Botanical name:

Pinus strobus

All Common Names:

Eastern white pine, white pine

Family (English):


Family (Botanic):


Tree or Plant Type: Eastern White Pine

  • Tree


  • Evergreen (foliage year-round)

Native Locale:

  • North Eastern Area
  • Illinois,
  • North America

Planting Site:

  • Residential and park

    Size Range:

    • Large tree (more than 40 feet)

    Mature Height:

    50-80 feet

    Mature Width:

    20-40 feet

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Hardiness Zones:

    • Zone 3,
    • Zone 4,
    • Zone 5 (Chicago),
    • Zone 6,
    • Zone 7

    Soil Preference:

    • Acid soil,
    • Moist, well-drained soil

    Acid Soils:

    • Prefers

    Alkaline Soils:

    • Moderately Tolerant

    Salt Spray:

    • Intolerant

    Soil Salt:

    • Intolerant

    Drought Conditions:

    • Intolerant

    Poor Drainage:

    • Moderately Tolerant

    Planting Considerations:

    • Intolerant of pollution

    Ornamental Interest:

    • Edible fruit

    Season of Interest:

    • Early winter,
    • Mid winter,
    • Late winter,
    • Early spring,
    • Mid spring,
    • Late spring,
    • Early summer,
    • Mid summer,
    • Late summer,
    • Early fall,
    • Mid fall,
    • Late fall

    Flower Color & Fragrance:

    • Inconspicuous

    Shape or Form:

    • Broad,
    • Irregular,
    • Pyramidal

    Growth Rate:

    • Moderate,
    • Fast

    Transplants Well:

    • Yes


    • Browsers,
    • Game birds,
    • Moths,
    • Small mammals,
    • Songbirds

    More Information:

    Tree & Plant Care

    Prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil in sun, although young trees tolerate light shade.
    ​Avoid planting in open, windy sites.
    Very cold tolerant.

    Disease, pests, and problems

    Susceptible to chlorosis symptoms in high pH soils.
    Sensitive to salt and air pollution.
    Intolerant of wet or heavy clay soils.

    Native geographic location and habitat

    C-Value: 9
    Native to Eastern U.S., Newfoundland to Georgia

    Bark color and texture

    Mature bark is dark grayish-brown with broad ridges and deep furrows.

    Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, texture, and color

    Evergreen eedles arranged in clusters of 5; densely crowded near the ends of horizontal branches.
    Thin, soft,  3 to 6 inches long, medium green. Needles remain on the tree for two to three years before dropping in the fall.

    Flower arrangement, shape, and size

    Male pollen cones are in whorled clusters at the tips of branches. Female flowers are yellow and in pairs near male flower cones.

    Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

    Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

    Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions

    Long and slender, up tp 8 inches, cylindrical brown cones with obvious white resin tips.
    Cones remain on the tree for 2 years.

    Cultivars and their differences

    “These plants are cultivars of a species that is native to the Chicago Region according to Swink and Wilhelm’s Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research. Cultivars are plants produced in cultivation by selective breeding or via vegetative propagation from wild plants identified to have desirable traits.”

    Blue Shag Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus ‘Blue Shag’): A dwarf variety growing only 2 to 3 feet high.

    Dwarf Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus ‘Nana’ ):  A compact or dwarf cultivar, 3-5 feet wide and tall.

    Fastigiate Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus ‘Fastigiata’ ):  This narrow, upright cultivar grows 30-50 feet tall and 10-20 feet wide.

    Weeping Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’ ):   Typically 15 to 20 feet high and 12 to 15 foot wide. Blue green needles cascade from twisting, weeping branches.  This weeping form may require some training to produce a leader that will affect the ultimate height and spread of the plant.

    Hardiness Zones

    The eastern white pine can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 3–8. View Map

    Tree Type

    This is an evergreen tree, keeping its foliage year-round.

    Mature Size

    The eastern white pine grows to a height of 50–80′ and a spread of 20–40′ at maturity.

    Growth Speed FastGrowth Rate

    This tree grows at a fast rate, with height increases of more than 24″ per year.

    Sun Preference

    Full sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

    Soil Preference

    The eastern white pine grows in acidic, moist, well-drained and dry soils. While it does best in moist soil, the tree can has been known to tolerate everything from dry, rocky ridges to bogs.


    This tree:

    • Transplants easily.
    • Works well for windbreaks.
    • Is widely used as a Christmas tree.
    • Features long, slender, blue-green needles, sometimes reaching 5″ in length, grown in bundles of 5 that are soft and flexible.
    • Produces elongated brown cones that are 3–8″ in length. Each is curved slightly and has smooth scales.
    • Grows in an oval, pyramidal shape.
    • Is sensitive to air pollution, road salt and soil compaction.

    Wildlife Value

    Eastern white pine seeds are favored by black bears, rabbits, red squirrels and many birds, especially red crossbills. While potentially damaging to the trees, the bark is eaten by mammals such as beavers, snowshoe hares, porcupines, rabbits and mice. White pines provide nesting sites as well for many birds including woodpeckers, common grackles, mourning doves, chickadees and nuthatches.

    Original post located: Arbor Day Foundation

    Morton Arboretum


    Barns and Stalls: Quality is Key for Equestrians
    Barns and Stalls: Quality is Key for Equestrians

    In the equestrian world, where your horse sleeps, eats, exercises and spends it’s time is an important part of raising healthy, happy and successful horse. Equestrian architect and owner of Blackburn Architects, John Blackburn explains in his blog “When you take a horse out of its comfort zone—the wild—it’s your obligation to create an environment that protects its health and safety. A poorly designed barn can be worse than no barn at all.”

    To fulfill this “obligation” the design, construction and overall decisions related to building barns, training arenas and even stalls are large investments of both time and resources. As Blackburn suggests, your horses should be provided with the best environment possible. Not only should the overall design be considered, but also the quality of the products that go into the design.

    Equestrian riding arena with wood interior.

    One of the most prevalent products in this type of construction is lumber. A common choice for lumber in the equine industry is pine. Eastern White Pine is a fantastic option; it’s versatile, sturdy and beautiful. Pine timber and beams can be used for framing barns or arenasproviding the spaces with a luxurious rustic feel.  Tongue and groove pine planks provide a great option for a strong wall. The interlocking pine wood planks are perfect for stalls, walls and even ceilings and will help prevent gaps from forming as the wood ages. To ensure your lumber has been properly dried, we recommend purchasing your pine lumber from a mill with a dry kiln. This will help prevent wood from warping leading to difficulty opening and closing stall doors and other issues further down the road.

    Here at Robinson Lumber we know choosing the right type of lumber is only one piece of the puzzle, but it is an important one.  High quality lumber that will withstand the test of time in your local climate and is durable enough to withstand the use of the barn’s primary inhabitants will help you build the right environment for your horses.

    For more information about options for equestrian facilities check out our stables and arenas page or contact us.

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    Nothing Says Lakeside Retreat like Eastern White Pine

    This cozy lakeside cottage was recently renovated using Eastern White Pine lumber from our sawmill. This family fixed up the exterior, adding a sleek new front entry and porch accented by pine siding with a natural stain. The natural wood color pops against the green of the cottage siding.

    The interior of the cottage underwent a complete overhaul starting with a welcoming entrance complete with a laundry closet at the end of the hall. They also added a new bedroom addition, an updated bathroom, and an expanded open kitchen and main living area. Both the new bedroom and the expanded living area feature vaulted ceilings with pine paneling and exposed beams. The natural shade of the wood brightens both rooms and creates a rustic, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a lakeside retreat.

    We love seeing the finished product for projects like this as it showcases the beauty and flexibility of our Eastern White Pine lumber.

    Uses for Eastern White Pine

    Eastern White Pine is as American as apple pie. This is no surprise since it helped form our country and landscape since the last Ice Age. Rolling forests of Eastern White Pine stretch from North Carolina to the extreme eastern edge of the Continental Shelf and all the states inbetween, including our own great state of Massachusetts. Our country was built with pine after the wood became extremely popular in Britain to become one of the first American exported resources. American settlements were forced further into the land whilst looking for Eastern White Pine to send to Britain, all the while building with the durable, amply available and easily workable wood.

    It is no surprise that Eastern White Pine has long been an American favorite, it is a light wood with a straight grain that is easily workable. This softwood has a soft to medium density that makes it easy to work with for carpenters, home building and outdoor builders. Its creamy white straw-like color has occasional orangish growth rings giving it a beautiful contrast and traditional outdoorsy look.

    The popularity of Eastern White Pine is long-standing due to its multitude of uses that includes: carpentry (cabinet making, furniture, woodenware, etc), interior finishes (interior trim, window sashes, door frames, and more), outdoor home finishes (pine paneling, siding, sheds, gazebos, fences and the like) and of course wide plank flooring.


    Due to its easily workable nature Eastern White Pine is ideal for carpentry work, work that requires pliable movement and a wood light enough to easily mount.  The intricacy required for carpentry is best served by White Pine as it can be easily carved, which is undoubtedly why it is the most commonly used wood for wood working, cabinetry, furniture building, woodenwares and more. Its affordability is another quality that makes it popular amongst home finishers and carpenters as many go through large quantities of wood to reach the final product.

    Interior Finishes

    Interior finishes require a light yet durable wood that can be easily worked and is affordable in price, which is why Eastern White Pine is the most popular for interior home finishes. The physical proximity and abundance makes it the most popular choice for Massachusetts home interior finishes for things like interior trim, window sashes, door frames, banisters, and other home finishes.

    Outdoor Finishes

    The knotty look or Eastern White Pine makes it perfect for pine paneling, siding, sheds, gazebos, fences, and other outdoor home uses. For outdoor uses most home owners are looking for an easily workable wood that has the traditional New England outdoor look, at a good price, hence the use of pine.