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Pitch Pine, Torch Pine, Sap Pine, Candlewood Pine. {Pinus rigida) A small tree, rarely 75 feet high; evergreen; leaves 3 to 5 inches long and in clusters of 3, rarely 4; cones i| to 3 inches long. So charged with resin as to make a good torch. Remarkable for producing shoots from stumps. Wood, soft, brittle, coarse-grained, and light. A cubic foot weighs 32 lbs. " It is the only pine that can send forth shoots after iniury by fire." (Keeler). The pine of the "pine-barrens" of Long Island and New Jersey.