North Carolina's official state tree is the long leaf pine. This basket is woven from pine needles.

Bessie McDonald made this basket in the 1980s. Think about how thin and fragile pine needles are! Would you have the patience to weave using pine needles?





• More than half of the land in North Carolina is forestland.

• The largest frasier fir tree in North America is in Cashiers in Johnson County. It's 87 feet tall and 9 feet around. A frasier fir is the most common type of Christmas tree. Now that's a big Christmas tree!

• The oldest tree in North Carolina is a Giant Bald Cyprus found along the coast in Bertie County.

• North Carolina grows more trees for lumber and wood products than almost any other state.

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