Rocky Mountain Pine
History: The top use for Pine trees is still for the wood. People make furniture, boats, paper products, etc. Turpentine is also made from the lumber byproducts. The needles are an excellent source of vitamin C and the American Indians used it to prevent scurvy. The needles are often stuffed into mattresses to repel lice and fleas. The needles were used in tea or poultices to treat inflammations, bruises, broken bones, and many respiratory illnesses.