Where Various species of this conifer can be found growing in well-drained soil throughout North America.
Harvest Year-round. The needles, bark, seeds, and cones of all pine species are edible. A tangy tea can be made by infusing the needles in hot water (they’re too fibrous to eat more than a few raw). The male cones (smaller than females and best when immature), seeds produced by mature female cones, and white inner bark can all be eaten as a trailside nibble.