Virginia pine reaches a mature size of 50 to 80
feet in height and 12 to 14 inches in diameter.
The lumber is used for rough construction
but warps easily with alternate wetting and
drying. The wood has a very long fiber and
makes excellent paper pulp. Small songbirds
eat the seeds and may roost in thick stands
of young pine. Virginia pine’s tolerance for
poor soil makes it suitable for reclaiming
strip-mined lands. Its habitat includes various
well-drained soils, and it can tolerate eroded
and dry soil.