The pine tree is a member of one of the most ecologically important plant groups, the conifers. The Pine trees are grown in temperate and subtropical regions of the world.
It belongs to Pinaceae family, a distinct family of coniferous trees.
The Pine tree is a low maintenance plant that grows easily if the minimum care is provided.
The plant requires no care at all if it is established in a proper location.
The plant grows well even if the temperature goes 50 below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
The soil should be kept moist. Waterlogged or wet soil may prove harmful to the pine tree.
The Pine tree grows best when it is planted in a region that receives bright and direct sunlight.
However, the plant also grows well if it receives light shade.
The Pine tree has varied water requirements during various parts of the year.
The soil should be kept moist during the summer and spring.
Subsequent gaps should be maintained and the soil should be allowed to dry during fall and winter.
The Pine tree can be propagated by using seeds. The best time for propagation is during the fall. Large brown or green cones can be gathered as they have already released their seeds.
Trees with a larger number of cones are likely to produce a number of viable seeds.
Pruning of Pine tree should be done during the onset of spring to encourage healthy growth.
The dead or diseased parts can be pruned and removed at the point in time.
Pruning may be avoided in summer and during fall.
The Pine tree grows well with the addition of standard liquid fertiliser.
The plant may be fertilised during the onset of spring season till the end of summer season.
The plant should be fertilised after pruning as it stimulates growth.