Slide 75 of 83

For example, dying white pines are the favorites of pileated woodpeckers. The woodpeckers make holes that later become homes for other wildlife including owls, flying squirrels, kestrels, and wood ducks. A special value of a home in a white pine is that it's long-lasting. Dead white pines remain standing for up to a half century, which is about 10 times longer than most dead trees stand in northern forests.