Learn how to identify and safely forage for Eastern White Pine needles (Pinus strobus) and Virginia Pine needles (Pinus virginiana) - two of my favorite edible pine trees! These are a sustainable food source that you can wildcraft year-round. Be sure to stick around to the end for Pierre the Porcupine’s favorite pine facts!
Chelminski, Stephen V. “Pines.” The Tree Identification Book: a Photographic Field Trip Designed for Easy Reference, Teaching, or Pleasure, by George W.D. Symonds, Quill, 1973, pp. 138–147.
Little, Elbert L. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region. Chanticleer Press ed., Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
Smallidge, Peter. “Aren't They All Just Pines? How to ID Needle-Bearing Trees.” Cornell Small Farms, 11 Feb. 2019, smallfarms.cornell.edu/2019/02/arent-they-all-just-pines-how-to-id-conifer-trees/.
Cope, J. A., and Fred E. Winch. “Know Your Trees: A Guide to the Identification of New York State Forest Trees.” Cornell University, Nov. 2000.
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