The white pine (Pinus strobus) is great tree to know, particularly in the winter when snow covers many of the other wild edible and useful plants. The native range of this tree is roughly from Minnesota to New England, and down the Appalachians to the Carolinas. White pine has dark gray bark, and its needles grow in bundles of five. Each needle has a very pale stripe, which is likely the reason this darker tree is called a "white" pine. Beyond being a great source of tinder, kindling, and firewood (or a handsome Christmas tree), it can also provide food, medicine, and even glue.