Virginia Pines are agents of change.
Like all trees, virginia pines, Pinus virginiana, are alchemists, transforming ingredients such as water, carbon dioxide, and the energy of the sun, into food (carbohydrates) for the planet. But first the energy becomes trunk, root, and leaves, or in this case, needles. During this remarkable transformation the trees release oxygen. While we may have learned the basics of photosynthesis in grade school, science has not yet teased out the mystery enough to duplicate this process precisely and widely. If they did, we’d have an endless supply of energy.