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Cone bearing evergreen trees and shrubs, Genus "Pinus", and Pine lumber.

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Does pruning my pine tree rectangularly strengthen roots, and could they reach my house?

A gardener told me that he can prune my pine tree. I was advised that if the tree is pruned into a rectangular shape (to encourage vertical growth), the roots will grow stronger compared to pruning it ...
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Pine gets yellow needles and new shoots are twisted

What can I do about the shoots and needles? Is it some fungal infection? After putting one needle under microscope it's full of this stuff.
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Drying out of half of a norfolk island pine?

My norfolk island pine recently was moved from one apartment to another. It is a very small, young plant. There are two sort of "main trunks" of the tree. Everything connected to one of ...
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What is happening to my poor Pine tree?

My pine tree seems to be drying very fast. It looked much better a week ago, much greener. It had, let's say 10%, of the needles as brown and I thought it might be just the average amount of ones to ...
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Black pine bonsai seedling

I just got a black pine seed to sprout and was wondering if I need to move it inside for the winter since it will be so young.
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Norfolk Island Pine

My Norfolk Island pine is dying, I normally give it 3/4 solo cup of water every two weeks, but it got over watered I believe (two weeks straight instead of skipping) Please advise. Is there any hope ...
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Growing temperate plants indoors

I have grown several (small) trees, native to western Europe, from seed. (Oak, Pine, Chestnut, Walnut, Plum, Maple, Beech, etc). I have had the fortune of having some space in the garden where I could ...
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Disagreeing info on growing black pine from seed

I recently came to possess a bonsai starter kit, and among the contents were some black pine seeds. The booklet included with the kit instructs me to prepare these seeds by soaking them in water for 3-...
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Using Pine Chips for Perennial Beds

Took down 13 eastern white pine trees and was left with a significant pile of chips (plus lots of millable wood for flooring and other projects). I have several mature perennial beds and am planning ...
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Black pine seedling

I just started planting black pine seeds around late August. The seedling's cotyledons seem to be dying so I google about the seedling diseases and I found that these guys need to be exposed to ...
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Mini pine tree lost all its needles, is it dead?

I have this dwarf pine tree, say 50cm tall, it looked healthy until I decided to expose it to direct sunlight some two months ago. For two weeks it felt like it was about to produce new stems, like I ...
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Questions about white pine bonsai

I have planted this bonsai one year ago, I bought the seeds from wish and they were labeled as white japanese pine. and I have a few questions When I take a look at youtube videos about this plant, ...
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Best privacy trees under pine trees?

There are several big pine trees between my house and neighbor’s. We want some privacy so instead of fence, we are thinking planting some 4-5 feet privacy trees in between (red line). Would something ...
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Is humic acid good for Norfolk Island Pine tree

I have a Norfolk Island Pine tree discussed here. I want to improve its well-being. Would liquid humic acid be helpful? What kind of fertilizer would be most effective? Is there any related ...
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Are these ponderosa pines?

These hundreds of these pine trees are planted on either side of the road in a row. The location is inland (not coastal) San Diego, particularly in location that's very windy (lots of prairies and ...
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What kind of pine is this?

I collected seeds of a local pine tree, and the seeds were different from typical pine seeds I've seen before. It has a little needle sticking from the end of it. The tail is stiffer and doesn't break ...
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Only the lowest branches of my Pine tree is turning brown and their needles are falling off: why it happened and how to avoid it

More than a month ago, I bought some kind of Pine tree. At the time, the all the branches and needle leaves were fine: The seller told me to water it twice a week. I did so. I keep the tree inside, ...
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Pine tree root blocking my waterfall stream

60 foot tall pine has a 4-6 inch root traversing my stream. The water will not flow over the root (too high) and going under the root will also cause problems. Is it safe to cut the root? Perhaps ...
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What should I grow in my rocky+sandy+salty soil?

I'm trying to improve this area next to my home with some plantings. What I'd like to accomplish: Make the area look nicer Discourage people from walking their dogs on the property Discourage people ...
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Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) shedding seeds in Summer

I own a large, glorious Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) that overhangs my driveway, the driveway of my neighbour and the public footpath. It's a female tree, roughly 50 feet high perhaps and ...
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Can a mature pine trunk curve in a few months?

I am in the "piney woods" temperate rainforest of east Texas. Three months ago I had a large oak (18 inch diameter, 70 feet tall) removed. It was about 4 feet south from the patio and 12 ...
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Help with suffering baby pine tree

I was given a young pine tree some months ago. I placed it in a larger pot in the communal garden (so I cannot see it from my window) and hardened off during the winter. It is now outside since ...
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Ornamental scot pine dying

Purchased two of these about three months ago. One is doing great. The other seems to be dying quickly. About a month ago I notice it starting having dead needles. Each week it's progressively worse. ...
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taking care of young pine tree

I was gifted a small pine tree of unknown species, around 30 cm tall. I don't know how to take care of it, so with not much fantasy I just moved it into a larger pot, added some soil, and watered it ...
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Please identify pine tree?

I’m in the Caribbean, and someone’s selling a 6-ft potted tree that seller identifies as “pine”. I’m including pictures. Can anyone identify this tree? I only have these pictures. Can this remain in ...
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Re-potted my Sciadopitys verticillata, and now its turning orange - what should I do?

I have a Sciadopitys verticillata on my balcony (Berlin, DE). I potted it out of its nursery pot, now the tips of the needles are turning orangey/ brown. Will it recover once its settled in, or ...
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Brown needles on top layer of Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' - sign of overwatering?

I'm concerned about our Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' that we keep on the balcony in a pot. We bought it sometime in spring this year and had it in the pot shown below for some time now. ...
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What is the name of this pine tree?

I live in Northern Canada. I am looking to find the right trees to plant in the backyard. I took some pictures of the type of trees I like to plant but have no idea what they are called. (The above 2 ...
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Is this Christmas tree?

We just moved into this house and there is a tree right next to the side. It is way too big and too close to the house for me to like it. I have big problem in the past with any pine trees near the ...
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ID pine by cones and seeds

Can anyone ID a pine by its cones and seeds only? I collected some cones for seeds (starting material for bonsai). I know of a little field in the outer regions of Amsterdam, where there are some pine ...
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What's wrong with pine tree?

I’m updating the thread to post a recent picture of the pine tree. As you can see, the tree’s looking worse. I moved it to the balcony so it would receive more sun, but it hasn’t helped: This is the ...
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Should I thin my pine trees branches due to winds?

I leave in Greece, and I have these large Pine Trees of Mediterranean type, which have grown pretty good. They were planted by my father from seeds 40 years ago, now I have a little baby girl, I am ...
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Pine tree falling

We have a pine tree in our backyard leaning at 35 degrees of an angle. On one side of the tree the roots seem to be separating from the ground(there is a hollow gap of 6 inches forming underground ...
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How hot can soil get if daily temperatures persist above 100°F?

I am doing some research on ponderosa pines and climate change. I am currently trying to find (with no luck) how hot soil can get if subjected to direct daily sunlight with temperatures exceeding 100°...
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How can we save the trees in our historical garden from dying?

Our historical building is located in a big garden with 2700 pine trees in Khaf city, Iran, and about 300 trees have died. Is there anything we can do to save these huge trees? Khaf city has warm ...
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How much dirt can I put on pine tree roots?

How much dirt can I safely add on top of an established pine tree's roots without harming the tree? I want to add berming for landscape interest around and near the pine, which is 29 years old so ...
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pine pitch, lots of it

We have 2 big pine trees in our backyard that give off a lot of pitch. My dog is covered in it, my shoes get covered in it, its everywhere!!!!! What is the best ground for reducing the pitch's ...
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Can someone help me identify this bonsai sprout?

I planted it from a Bonsai kit. The seed packet is labeled as Black Pine seeds but, in comparison to photos online, these sprouts seem suspicious. Another sprout came up, it looks more like a pine ...
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What companion plants will help the growth of young pines?

I recently planted a 2m (6.5ft) high relatively young Pinus pinea in zone 8a (−12.2 °C, 10 °F). It is going well so far. I tried to find out what plants I should grow in its vicinity that would help ...
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Should I remove or leave the plastic around the trunk of my new tree?

This tree arrived today to me via mail: (Click on the pictures for larger view.) It is wrapped in several layers of plastic. I plan to plant it in couple of days. I will remove the plastic ...
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Pinus pinea close to the house

How dangerous is to plant Pinus pinea 3m (10ft) from the house? The house has only one floor, so I gather the crown will not interfere with walls and roof. The situation would be similar to the one ...
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Growing Pinus pinea in zone 8a - possible?

A nursery in my area happens to sell a rare kind of pine: Pinus pinea (also known as umbrella pine, parasol pine, or stone pine). I a kind of fell in love with this plant: it is a gorgeous kind of ...
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Baby pinus indentification

I got these baby pine plants from a friend, which I want to nurse for bonsai, however I don't know which species they are. The plants are from seeds, and my friend told me he got the seeds from a cone ...
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Will dead pine needles on top of new grass seed prevent the grass seed from germinating?

I recently removed old roots, weeds and grass from a small area in front of our house. I had some leftover mushroom compost, so I built up some areas to make the entire area level, but now it seems ...
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What is wrong with these pine trees?

There are a line of pine trees in my development, and two of them seem to have a disease. I was hoping someone could identify what is wrong with them. They seem to both have the same problem (part of ...
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Large excretion of sap from Austrian Pine

I noticed a large clump of sap in my lawn, and determined that it came from the Austrian pine tree nearby. (I didn't know what it was at first because of the color, but it had a strong pine odor). A 3-...
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improving a privacy tree barrier

I have a row of 5 Blue Point Junipers, with 6ft spacing. I initially planted per guidelines, but learned later that I could reduce the spacing to create a wind/privacy barrier. What I'd like to do ...
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Disease on a Pine tree? Or is it Bugs?

We moved into a new house last year, and this summer we are noticing that the tree is oozing a lot of sap and has began to drop pine needles while other needles are starting to turn a light brown ...
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Vanderwolf pine root rot

I have a Vanderwolf pine tree, Pinus flexilus 'Vanderwolfs'. About a couple of weeks ago some of the needles started turning brown. Didn't pay too much attention, but then I noticed it was getting ...
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Pinus sylvestris yellowing problem

I'm pretty new to gardening and I recently (~2 weeks ago) got a Pinus sylvestris 'Fastigiata' plant and I noticed that some needles started to yellow. Here are a few pics:- The yellowing is mostly on ...
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