jack pine

(Pinus banksiana)

Conservation Status
jack pine
Photo by Randy
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

 

 
     
 

Record

 
 

There are two co-champion jack pines in Minnesota.

The first is is on public property near Ash River, in St. Louis County. In 2018 it was measured at 73 tall and 82 in circumference (26 in diameter).

The first is is on public property near BWCAW, in Lake County. In 2019 it was measured at 63 tall and 95 in circumference (30¼ in diameter).

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Fire clearings. Shade intolerant.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Pollination

 
 

 

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 24, 28.

 
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Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common and abundant in north-central and northeast Minnesota

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Pinopsida (conifers)  
  Subclass Pinidae  
 

Order

Pinales (pines)  
 

Family

Pinaceae (pines)  
  Subfamily Piceoideae  
 

Genus

Pinus (pine)  
  Subgenus Pinus (hard pines)  
  Section Trifoliae (American hard pines)  
  Subsection Contortae  
       
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Pinus divaricata

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

black pine

gray pine

Hudson bay pine

jack pine

scrub pine

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Jack Pines are blooming!

 
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Jack Pine on the grounds of the former Albert Lea Country Club in Albert Lea, MN

 
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Pinus banksiana
Blake C. Willson

  Pinus banksiana  
 
About

Jack Pine

 
     

 

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Other Videos
 
  Trees with Don Leopold - jack pine
ESFTV
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Sep 24, 2011

No description available.

 
  Video 1D Jack Pine Cone
Beltrami
 
   
 
About

Published on Jan 23, 2014

Watch this serotinous cone from a Jack Pine open as heat is applied. Produced by Beltrami County Natural Resource Mgmt Department. January 2014.

 
  Pine Tree Identification
ScienceOnline
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Feb 18, 2012

This video demonstrates the basics of identifying three common, native pine trees of Eastern North America, White, Red and Jack Pine. The non-native Scots pine is included as it can be confused with Jack Pine. Filmed in the Shaw Woods, http://shawwoods.ca

 
  Video 1C Jack Pine
Beltrami
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 23, 2014

A look at the distinguishing characteristics of Jack Pine trees. Produced by Beltrami County Natural Resource Mgmt Department. January 2014.

 
       

 

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  Luciearl
5/17/2021

Location: Fairview Twp, Cass County

Jack Pines are blooming!

jack pine

 
  Randy
7/30/2016

Location: Albert Lea, MN

Jack Pine on the grounds of the former Albert Lea Country Club in Albert Lea, MN

jack pine

 
  Bill Reynolds
8/1/2009

Location: Lake Co.

jack pine

 
           
 
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