I love pine trees..all of them: Virginia, Loblolly, Scotch, White, Ponderosa - all of them! They are so beautiful year-round and smell wonderful. And the cones are lovely, especially in a cozy fireplace blaze and at Christmas.
There are some 35 varieties of pine trees that are native to North America. I certainly haven't seen them all, but I'll bet I would love every one.
This card has been really popular - who knows if people are imaging fresh pine scent, or lush green forests; or if they just like the quote.
Here's another quotation : “A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of a forest..." (Fiona Macloed)