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Pitch Pine Tree

Pitch Pine Tree

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Pitch pine trees are evergreen, cone-bearing perennial plants native to eastern North America. They grow in the areas surrounding the northeastern United States and up into Canada. The name "pitch" is due to the sticky sap produced by these plants. They typically have long cones made up of very prickly scales. The trees can grow well in poor soil and drought conditions, which makes them ideal for firewood and cedar posts.


They 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 The Pitch Pine Tree: What to Look For

They 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 The Pitch Pine Tree: Growing Regions

They are evergreen, cone-bearing perennials native to eastern North America. Pitch pine 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, which makes them ideal for use as firewood or cedar posts.

Most Common Uses for them:

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

Interesting facts about The Pitch Pine Tree:

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

2) Another interesting fact about the 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 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 small resin droplet at the base of each scale.

4) They 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 that 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.

Customer Reviews

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Not a good place to do business!

My experience (and many others also) with this nursery was not at all good. This has been going on for years with them. Be warned and stay away.!

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Patricia Brown

They arrived in a neatly packaged box, each containing a healthy bare-root plant. I immediately put them in the ground after attentively following the planting instructions.

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, Patricia. These are the stories that keep us so motivated to continue doing what we are doing, and we are so happy to hear that you had a great experience. Let us know if we can do anything else for you.