Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Pitch Pine Seedlings grows mainly in the swamps, shallow sands, and the gravel of the ridges and slopes in river valleys
Pitch Pine is a small-medium-sized tree found in sandy, acidic, and low nutrient soils. Its scientific name is Pinus rigidia, in the Pinaceae family.
Since it survives in an environment where other species would be unsuitable for growing, it is considered a pioneer species that is first to vegetate an area after its clearing. It grows mainly in the swamps, shallow sands, and the gravel of the ridges and slopes in river valleys.
This tree has a stout and slightly twisted needles. It also has cones. Its bark is very thick to protect the cambium layer from any heat.
In case of damages from fire, Pitch Pine can re-sprout by using the epicormic shoots; hence, it is fire resistant. Pitch Pine proliferates during its early stages. It begins bearing cones at the age of three years. The maturation of its cones is about two years. Its life span is approximately 200 years.
Pitch Pine Seedlings helps create fuel, pulp, and lumber production
It is a source of food and habitat for several wildlife species. It is helpful as nesting and covering for the birds like wild turkeys, woodpeckers, blue jays, pine warblers, and several other bird species.
The deer consume the new sprouts and the seedlings of the Pine tree. Additionally, some birds and small mammals consume the seeds of this tree. The colonialists used the Pine resin to make turpentine and tar during colonial times.
Furthermore, this tree was the primary source of pitch and timber for building the ships in the past due to its rust resistance, railroad ties, sills, flooring, door frames, window frames, structural beams, and wood mine.
It was further in use for the building of the radio towers. Currently, it has several uses. It helps create fuel, pulp, and lumber production.