Yellow Pine Trees

Yellow Pine Trees


The yellow pine tree is a common conifer tree which flourish in the southern states of America. One of the most apparent features of them is the long needle-like leaves which can be more than 15 inches in length. These leaves will grow in clusters which have a fluffy feeling. They will produce yellow or purple blossoms which also form in clusters at the end of the small twigs. Similar to other pine trees, they will produce a number of cone fruits which contain the pine seeds.


Yellow pine trees are fast-growing trees which can reach more than 80 feet in height when fully grown. Most of them have a straight main trunk with some side branches drooping from the central stem. They prefer mild climates and full sunlight during growth, and they can tolerate partial shade as well. They like to grow in a slightly acidic soil with well-drained capabilities. They can tolerate drought environment well and need very low maintenance during growth. They have robust root system underground which can fetch nutrients and water from the deep side in the soil. They can even help the burned tree to totally recover from the ground as well.

Yellow pine trees are generally not used as landscaping trees in small gardens. Instead, they are usually planted in large areas such as parks and grounds. They can also be used to build furniture and small canoes. Their straight stems are also used as masts or telephone poles. Moreover, many wild animals like squirrels will feed on their pine seeds.

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Image provided By Don DeBold from San Jose, CA, USA (Hawk Flying by Pine Tree) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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