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Bushcraft uses for pine trees

Tree I.d. and uses

White pine

In my neck of the woods the white pine is a woodsman best friend. This beautiful pine has medicinal value, its edible, and is a great shelter making resource.

Bandage- To make a bandage from a white pine score a line around the circumferance of a small branch then score again about 6 inches away. Now cut down the center long ways and peel off the branch. Wrap around finger like a bandage. White pine is antiseptic and the covering will help to keep cut clean. This will not absorb blood very well Tea- Pine needle tea is high in vitamin c and is an age old remedy for sore throats and colds. It tastes about how pine needles smell. Boil pine needles in a cup of water and drink. For a stronger tea chop the needles first.
Ridge poles and shelter- White pines make great ridge poles as they are very straight and plenty strong. Saplings tend to make straighter more durable poles than branches.  In addition to ridge poles white pines have great boughs for roofing materi…
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