Of the pine trees native to the American Northeast, the eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) is the fastest grower, adding more than 2 feet per year, according to Clemson University. Fertile, moist, humus-rich soil also encourages faster growth.
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James Burghardt has written for "The Public Garden," "Docent Educator," nonprofit newsletters and for horticultural databases, becoming a full-time writer in 2008. He's gardened and worked professionally at public and private gardens in Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He has written articles for eHow and GardenGuides.