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The term floral emblem, which refers to flowers specifically, is primarily used in Australia and Canada. In the United States, the term state flower is more often used
Michigan State Tree
Eastern White Pine
(Pinaceae Pinus strobus)
Adopted on Oct. 14, 1955.
The towering eastern white pine, Pinaceae Pinus strobus, is a symbol of one of Michigan's greatest industries--lumbering. From 1870 to the early 1900s, Michigan led the nation in lumber production. During those years a transportation network and communities grew across the state to accommodate the lumber boom. Public Act 7 of 1955 designated the white pine as the state tree effective Oct. 14, 1955.
Description of the Michigan State Tree
Eastern white pine also called northern white pine, is one of the most valuable trees in eastern North America. Before the arrival of white men, virgin stands contained an estimated 3.4 billion m³ (600 billion fbm) of lumber. By the late 1800's most of those vast stands had been logged. Because it is among the more rapid growing northern forest conifers, it is an excellent tree for reforestation projects, landscaping, and Christmas trees and has the distinction of having been one of the more widely planted American trees.
Act 7 of 1955
Taxonomic Hierarchy of the Eastern White Pine
All of the state trees, except the Hawaii state tree, are native to the state in which they are designated.