The White Pine is known to the Native American Haudenosaunee (Iroquois nation) as the Tree of Peace. It is known as the Weymouth pine in the United Kingdom, after George Weymouth who brought it to England in 1620.The eastern white pine, Pinus strobus, has the distinction of being the tallest tree in eastern North America. In natural pre-colonial stands it is reported to have grown to as tall as 70 m (230 ft). There is no means of accurately documenting the height of trees from these times, but eastern white pine may have reached this height on rare occasions. Even greater heights have been attributed to the species referenced in popular accounts such as Robert Pike’s ‘Tall Trees, Tough Men’, but such accounts are unverifiable. Total trunk volumes of the largest white pines are around 28 m3 (990 cu ft) with some past giants reaching a possible 37 or 40 m3 (1,300 or 1,400 cu ft). Photographic analysis of giant pines suggests volumes closer to 34 m3 (1,200 cu ft).