If Trees Could Sing

Humming House & the Virginia Pine

The band Humming House talks about the virginia pine and the benefits that trees provide us.


Virginia Pine Needles

Its needles are gray-green and are 1"-3" long.

Virginia Pine Bark

The orange-brown bark of the Virginia pine becomes scaly in older trees.

The Virginia pine is a hardy evergreen that makes a lovely Christmas tree.

Humming House

Humming House is an eclectic and acoustic Americana band based in Nashville. They blend elements of folk, Celtic, rock and pop in their original songs. Their lineup consists of Justin Wade Tam (guitar), Leslie Rodriguez (snare), Bobby Chase (fiddle), Josh Wolak (mandolin) and Ben Jones (bass). All of them supply vocals and harmonies, though Justin and Leslie are the lead voices. Their latest album is Revelries (2015). 

Virginia Pine Facts

  • Scientific name: Pinus virginiana
  • Range: mainly Appalachian Mountain states and Cumberland Plateau, from New York to Mississippi
  • Height: up to 70 ft. tall
  • Fruit: 1"-3" reddish brown cones
  • Evergreen: its needles remain green year round

You Can Take Care of Trees Like the Virginia Pine

Mighty Cool Tree Fact

Did you know... that trees reduce noise pollution by absorbing sounds? Trees absorb the high frequency noises that are most disturbing to people.

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