Can reach heights over 200 feet with a trunk up to 6 feet in diameter. In areas unaffected by White Pine Blister Rust (fungal disease that can kill trees across large areas), specimens have been found over 300 years old. Adapted to grow throughout this region at varying elevations extending from eastern California northwards to central British Columbia.
White Pine tolerates a wide range of precipitation and temperature regimes, but is best suited to sites that are well drained with good exposure. Historically important timber species in this region. White Pine Blister Rust has been devastating to endemic populations, some trees have shown some resistance to this pathogen and have been selected for breeding stock.