i like the white pine. it is a native tree to missouri and has been heavily logged in many parts of the US. it grows fast and can get up to 75-80 feet. i have 9 of them in my back yard at least 40 feet tall and my house is only 16 years old. when planted i bet they very least 10-15 foot trees, but they grow fast and do rather well in various soils and temps. i believe that blister rust and one condition affects them, however, they are rather hearty and a really nice looking tree.