Pinus resinosa is a two-needle pine. The needles persist for only 4 years and are clustered near the end of the branches. The 5-6 inch needles are thin, soft, and snap in half when bent. This is a great identification feature and fun to do!
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Pinaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, evergreen, Pinus resinosa, red pine