Eastern White Pine has fine needles, five to a bunch. One way to remember this is that there are five letters in the word "white".
They are very soft to the touch, and you're not likely to get pricked by them.
Eastern White Pine trees start off very spindly-looking and fragile. Here is a young seedling.
Eastern White Pine cones. To the left is an unopened one.
Here is an older one that has opened.
Eastern White Pine trunk and close-up view of bark.
A couple of pictures showing young Eastern White Pine trees. When much older, they acquire a beautiful windswept appearance for which Georgian Bay and Muskoka areas of Ontario are famous.
A final picture, showing the form of the branches. Note how they sweep slightly upwards.