Varieties of Pine Trees

Varieties of Pine Trees

Pine trees are common evergreen trees which can be used for many purposes such as bonsai trees etc. There are more than 100 varieties of pine species in the world and around 30 varieties can be found in America. Most of them are used of ornamental trees in parks, gardens and fields. They will produce special cones which are containers for their seeds. Their special needle-like foliage can provide all-year-long green color for gardens and yards.

Amount all pine varieties in the world, some species are more popular for planting and cultivation. The scotch pine trees is one of these species, and they are great choices for landscaping purposes for nearly all places no matter for homes or company locations. They are usually cultivated as Christmas trees as well. Most of them can grow up to 50 feet in height with a spread of 30 feet. They can tolerate a variety soil conditions and they can be infected by some pine pests like sawfly caterpillars etc.

The Spruce pine trees is another option for Christmas tree. They usually like to grow in well-drained soil with adequate sunlight and water. They can tolerate some unpleasant conditions such as clay soil or drought environment. They can also survive in partial shade as well. They can reach more than 60 feet in height with a spread of 40 feet when fully grown. Like most pine trees, Spruce pine trees can also be infected by a number of pine pests such as bark beetles and pine shoot moths.

Image provided By Serge Melki from Indianapolis, USA (Pine trees Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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