Pine trees are commonly divided into two main groups: white pines, which are also known as the soft pines, and yellow pines, a.k.a, the hard pines
. Despite being designated as either hard or soft pines, all pines are actually softwoods.
The attractive interior is reminiscent of fine Chicago steakhouses: dark wood, generous and well-isolated seating, Arts and Crafts accents, etched glass, mahogany, oil paintings and stamped tin ceilings above hard pine
A cone with thick, rigid scales, perhaps armed with prickly barbs, probably dropped from a hard pine
such as a jack, red, lodgepole, longleaf, shortleaf or loblolly.
Subgenus Pinus, known commonly as the "typical" or "hard pines
", is characteristized by having the umbo dorsal and cone scales with a sealing band adjacent to the apophysis where the scales meet on the closed cone.