Spruce Pine - Pinus glabra
Distributed across the southeastern Coastal Plain, this is an uncommon pine most typically growing in wet habitats, such as swamps and river valleys. It is a medium-sized evergreen, reaching 125 feet in height with a diameter of over two feet. The bark is furrowed, and broken into plates, resembling the bark of an oak. Occurring as individuals in hardwood forest, Spruce Pine is more shade tolerant than many pines. The leaves are in bundles of two and up to four inches long. The female cones are small, somewhat rounded, and numerous.