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General Overview of Pine Trees
Pine Trees are very common in the United States. From coast to coast, pines can be found to be either trees or shrubs that are all woody. They grow into an iconic cone shape that they are known for. Pine trees make this country what it is because of the uses they have for residents and forests around the country. They are found almost entirely in the Northern Hemisphere, even though they are the most distributed trees. Of course, we all know that pine trees are very popular during the Holiday season of Christmas in the winter month of December.
Early Stages of Growth for Pines
Whether the pine grows as a shrub or a tree, each year you’ll find a new layer of branches grown to the pine. Pines do extremely well in cold weather climates, which makes sense due to the amount of Christmas tree farms and forests containing pines in the mountains. Their growth form strengthens their ability to carry snow in the winter. When a mature pine has layers of branches, it can carry a good amount of snow in the winter months.
Planting Pine Trees
There are plenty of benefits to planting pine trees on a residential property or a commercial property. When planting any type of tree, you’re adding life to the planet. As we’ve said with pine trees, they generally do very well in colder weather climates. Planting a pine tree consists of digging a hole no deeper than the height and twice as big as the burlap. Fill in the area around with soil and on top as well. Don’t pack the soil too much.
Caring for the Growth
Pine trees need to be taken care of properly in the first years of their life when planting. They are usually planted in windy areas and colder climates. Sandy or stony soil is preferred for their life. They will need to be protected from deer for the first few years and annual feeding and initial watering is a plus. After they grow, their natural life will take over the care of themselves.
Life Expectancy of Pine Trees
Most pine trees such as Virginia, White, Shortleaf, and Table Mountain Pines can live for 100 to 200 years. Some other pine trees species can live for thousands of years. We take pine trees for granted at times since we use them during the holiday season, but many pine trees are resilient in this Northern Hemisphere.
There are a few factors that have to be considered in order for pine trees to have a valuable and fruitful life. Taking care of them in the early stages of their life is crucial for them to thrive for a lifetime. Proper soil and atmosphere is extremely important for their life expectancy.
Interesting Facts About Pine Trees
At Cold Stream Farm, we offer a diverse selection of wholesale pine trees for a variety of climates and soil conditions.
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) – The Austrian Pine is a very unique pine tree that can withstand several different tough elements. From pollution to salt sprays and chemicals in the air, this pine tree can handle it. This pine tree will typically grow 40 to 60 feet tall and 20 to 40 feet wide. They do have the ability to grow over 100 feet tall in the perfect conditions with plenty of space. Fairly warm soil is ideal, and late summer to plant is usually recommended.
Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristate) – This pine consists of three sub-alpine species of pine trees which are native to the North America continent. They are all known for their long lifespans, as well as thriving in harsh landscapes and weather conditions. If you decide to plant this pine on your property, just remember that they are slower growing than other pine species, and they can get at least 20 meters in height.
Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) – The Jack Pine is the wild child. It cannot be tamed when it comes to its growth. These conifers are almost maintenance-free, and they thrive well in poor, rocky soil. They’re seen to take over barren land, especially after a wildfire. These pine trees may stay more like shrubs if there isn’t much sun or other proper growing conditions. With the best conditions, they can grow 30 to 70 feet tall.
Red Pine (Pinus resinosa) – This beautiful pine tree is a tall, straight tree with a conical crown that will become rounded as the tree ages. It has the ability with the perfect conditions and full sun to grow 50 to 80 feet tall. It is mostly found in the Northern United States as well as Canada.
Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris) – This pine tree is native to Europe and Asia, and it is grown as a Christmas Tree. This is a medium-sized pine tree that has flaking brown-red bark. It is very distinctive in its features, and it usually consists of a conical or column-shaped habit. It grows 20 to 30 feet, and it is susceptible to wind damage. It is meant to be planted on a protected site such as a residential property in a neighborhood.
White Pine (Pinus strobus) – This white pine is native to Eastern North America. It grows well in fertile, moist, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil with full sun. The life span of this pine tree can vary depending on its atmosphere that it lives in. It can live for 450 years if it’s in the proper environment.
Cold Stream Farm Can Find the Right Pine Tree for Your Needs!
At Cold Stream Farm, we can help you pick out a specific pine tree species that we carry to be planted on your property. For whatever the environment, we have several different pines that will do well. We specialize in supplying wholesale trees and shrubs to the country. We can also assist you on planting techniques, so that your pine trees will grow healthy and live a long life. If you’re looking to spruce up your property with beautiful Northern Hemisphere pines, we can give you the pine tree that is perfect for you.
Contact Cold Stream Farm at 231-464-5809 today or visit us online for more information on our pine trees!