Where are the tallest trees on the east coast?
In New England, we have measured standing white pines at 168.9 feet and, in Pennsylvania, at 184.2 feet—the tallest individual tree of any species in the Northeast. A white pine in the Great Smoky Mountains stands 189 feet tall, making it tops in the East.
What is the strongest tree in America?
It is the seventh hardest in all our sylva and, as to strength in position of a beam, locust is the strongest in North America outside the tropics. It is the stiffest of our woods, exceeding hickory by 40 percent. Of all important hardwoods, black locust shrinks least in drying, losing only 10 percent volume …