Walking the dog takes me past an odd (to me) looking pine tree. I live in south eastern Pennsylvania. With help of Google I think the tree in question is a White Pine, see http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact pages/pine_white/pine_white.html Also see the images below of the tree. I don't think I have ever see a tree like this one. It seems one of the branches did not "follow the rules" so to speak. One branch near the top is different from the other branches on the tree in at least two respects. While most of the branches grow outward this branch grew upward and into a large dense ball of sub-branches. It seems that genetic instruction for the one branch were not the same as the other branches? Any thoughts or suggestions welcome!