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Virginia Pine, Pinus virginiana Is The Ideal Re-Foresting Plant Thanks To Its Quick And Easy Growth, And Low Maintenance

The Virginia pine, formally known as the Pinus virginiana, is a medium-sized conifer found on low-quality soils from Long Island to southern New York. Its range covers the Appalachian Mountains to western Tennessee and Alabama. Despite its uncontrolled growth and rugged character, the Virginia pine proves itself an excellent specimen for naturalizing large spaces, re-foresting, and providing food and shelter for birds and other animals. Virginia pine trees also help fill out vacant landscapes, and they serve as erosion barriers and in hordes as an inexpensive slow-growing forest. In the south, meanwhile, inhabitants would grow the Virginia pine as a Christmas tree. Like that of the other southern yellow pines, the Virginia pine's lumber case will harden before fully solidifying during wood-drying, and it is a good source of wood pulp and lumber.

Virginia Pine- Pinus virginiana Is One Of The Hardiest Plants, Growing On Even The Barest Minimum Of Its Usual Habitat Requirements

As a classic evergreen, Virginia is known for its low branches and a pyramid shape when young before it matures to its signature long limbs and a scraggly silhouette. Related to the coniferous group that includes larch, fir, spruce, and hemlock, this tree also holds the name of the Jersey pine on the northern limits of its habitat, New Jersey and southern New York. While the usual size range for this pine is nine to eighteen meters, it can grow under optimum conditions, and its trunk can be as large as twenty inches in diameter.

Its short, yellowish-green needles pair up in bunches, growing from four to eight centimeters. Its pine needles tend to remain on the tree for up to three years, bearing the plant its other nickname of 'spruce pine .' The pine cones also stay on the tree for an indefinite period after opening and releasing the seeds. As for its growth in the wild, the Virginia pine prefers un-glaciated soil and rocky outcrops with scarce nutrients, giving the tree its hardy nature.

The Virginia pine is considered a pioneer plant, and rightfully so, it is one of the first to arrive on the land, quickly grow, and thrives in even the most extreme areas and climates. It helps attract beneficial wildlife activity, especially pollinators like the Eastern pine elfin that uses the needles to lay eggs safely. It also attracts birds such as woodpeckers and bobwhites. Best grown in full or partial sun, the Virginia pine adapts to pretty much any kind of soil, even sterile ones, as long as it is well-draining, loamy, sandy, and with a neutral or low pH. While the tree is still young, watering is necessary, but it requires nothing more than rainwater upon establishing itself.

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