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Eastern White Pine, Pinus strobus

Title

Eastern White Pine, Pinus strobus

Denomination

35¢

Date of Issue

March 8, 1979

Year

Quantity

117,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Trees of Canada

Series Time Span

1977 - 1979

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

British American Bank Note Company.

Creators

Designed by Heather J. Cooper.

About Stamp

The eastern white pine adorns a new Canadian stamp. The eastern white pine spreads from southeastern Manitoba to Newfoundland. This tree often attains heights of 100 feet and diameters of three feet, but does even better in favourable conditions. The eastern white can survive in poor soils and dry sites. As early as the 17th century, the British navy recognized the tree's value for masts and spars. When the American revolution cut off supplies in that territory, the British turned to what is now Canada. Sadly, over-exploitation and wasteful harvesting methods have since decimated the species that gave the Canadian forest industry its start. The White Pine stamps is the work of Heather Cooper, Toronto artist and illustrator.

Reference

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1979.

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