Notable about this species*
- The cones mature in the fall, then overwinter and release their winged seeds in the spring.
- The wood, in being coarse and brittle when dry, is difficult to work with as it splits along the growth rings.
- The bark, which was widely used for tanning, is popular as a purplish mulch.
Map to this tree.
Coordinates: 44.873529, -68.635633
* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry