Pitch Pine Tree

  • Pitch Pine Tree
  • Pitch Pine Tree

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    Pitch Pine Tree

    Posted by Nancy Woods on Jan 28, 2022

    I have this in my farm for quite a time.. I lined this up to border as fence around my farm. A very natural sight of nature.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pitch pine trees are evergreen, cone-bearing perennial plants native to eastern North America 

They grow in the northeastern United States and up into Canada. The name "pitch" is due to the sticky sap produced by these plants. Pitch pine trees typically have long cones made up of very prickly scales. The trees can grow well in poor soil and drought conditions, making them ideal for firewood and cedar posts.

Pitch Pine Trees are used For Habitat Planting

These trees like dry areas such as thin soils, rocky ridges, and sandy barrens; they grow in many types of soil, including acid rocks and gravel to alkaline loam. They also grow well in thin or rocky soils! Their preferred habitat is on ridges or south slopes facing outcrops of acidic rocks. 

Identifying Pitch Pine Trees: What to Look For

These trees typically grow around 15m high and have gray to brown bark with long leaves that always sit in a V-shape. They grow in large, bushy clusters and can be identified by their thick, prickly cones. The trees produce a sticky resin called pitch that is useful for starting fires and preventing fungi from growing on logs.

Where to Find Pitch Pine Trees: Growing Regions

These trees are evergreen, cone-bearing perennials native to eastern North America. These trees are adapted to the acidic soils of the northeastern United States but can also be found in Canada. The trees can survive poor soil conditions and drought, making them ideal for firewood or cedar posts.

Most Common Uses for Pitch Pine Trees: Common Uses

These trees are most commonly used for firewood and post-cedar applications. The trees can also create a natural fence around a garden or property.

 

Interesting facts about Pitch Pine Trees:

 

 1) Resin is the sap that oozes out of certain coniferous trees, particularly those in the Panacea family, such as the Pitch Pine. It is generally considered a nuisance for people that work with trees, but it can also be highly beneficial and has many uses!

     The resin from the Pitch Pine tree is used to make turpentine and rosin. 

 2) Another interesting fact about the Pitch Pine Tree is that it makes a great living fence. This is due to the resin that flows from the tree's bark and surrounding twigs, which helps ward off predators such as insects or herbivorous mammals. 

 3) The tree cones are about 1 inch in length and have prickly scales, making them difficult for many animals to get a grip on. They also produce a tiny resin droplet at the base of each scale. 

 4) The trees tend to grow in dense thickets or clusters and can be found growing naturally as one or more individual trees among various species of deciduous and coniferous forest, including maple and oak trees!

     The maple trees they surround themselves with tend to provide the Pitch Pine Tree with a great deal of protection and shade, which is why you will find them growing in forested areas.

Pitch Pines are available online at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery Co

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