jack pine

(Pinus banksiana)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

jack pine

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

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

Common and abundant in north-central and northeast Minnesota

Habitat

Fire clearings. Shade intolerant.

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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 24, 28.

Record

The champion jack pine in Minnesota is on state property in or near the city of Lake Bronson, in Kittson County. In 1979 it was measured at 55 tall and 121 in circumference (38½ in diameter). It is also the national champion jack pine.

 
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Taxonomy

Family:

Pinaceae (pine)

 

Subfamily:

Pinoideae

 

Genus:

Pinus (pine)

 

Subgenus:

Pinus (hard pine, yellow pine)

 

Section:

Trifoliae (American hard pines)

 

Subsection:

Contortae

 
Synonyms

Pinus divaricata

 
Common
Names

black pine

gray pine

Hudson bay pine

jack pine

scrub pine


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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

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  Trees with Don Leopold - jack pine
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Uploaded on Sep 24, 2011

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  Video 1D Jack Pine Cone
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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.

 
     
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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
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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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Randy
7/30/2016

Location: Albert Lea, MN

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

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Bill Reynolds
8/1/2009

Location: Lake Co.

 

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