PINE, one of the most commercially significant timber species, occurs in BC in 5 species. Three species are white, softwood pines. Western white pine (Pinus monticola), first identified by the pioneer naturalist David DOUGLAS, grows in wet FORESTS on the South Coast and in the southern Interior. Its distinctive, slightly curved cones are the largest of all the pines. It produces lumber used extensively in construction. Whitebark...

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