I bought that pine tree and yet I had to wait twenty minutes to get it.
A pine cone fell off a pine tree and hit my head.
In my elementary school, classrooms were labeled "pine class" and "bamboo class" rather than "1st class," "2nd class," and so on.
The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well.
The reading is the same as the one you learned with the kanji, so no need to think too hard.