Types of Georgia pine trees include the slash pine, the spruce pine, the loblolly pine and the Table Mountain pine. Some other types of Georgia pines are the pond pine, the longleaf pine and the shortleaf pine. The loblolly, slash, longleaf and shortleaf pines are particularly valued for their timber.Know More
The spruce pine is found on the Georgia coast. It grows to between 66 and 115 feet tall and has bundles of dark green needles that are 2 to 3 inches long. The spruce pine is unusual in that it doesn't grow exclusively in pine forests; isolated specimens can be found in forests of mainly hardwood trees such as oak.
The Table Mountain pine, or prickly pine, is a medium-sized tree with little commercial value due to its coarse-grained, knotty wood. The color of its needles ranges from golden green to green, and its cones are oval and spiny. The Table Mountain pine grows largely on impoverished soil. In Georgia, it's most often found on mountains formed from shale.
The pond pine is also a medium-sized tree, but it grows mainly along the coast. Its cones are round and require heat, usually from a forest fire, to open and allow the tree's seeds to be scattered. The pond pine's needles can grow straight from the trunk of the tree as well as its branches.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
The most common types of locust tree are the black locust, or Robinia pseudoacacia, and the honey locust, or Gleditsia triacanthos. Both are native North American plants used for landscaping. Locust trees normally have sharp thorns, but some cultivars of the honey locust are thornless.Full Answer >
Pine cones drop from pine trees when they reach full maturation, which is when they reach approximately 2 years of age. These 2-year-old cones are female.Full Answer >
The needles on pine trees turn brown for a variety of reasons, most often including root death or damage, dehydration, fungal diseases and bark beetle infestation. Unfortunately there is little in the way of remedy where dead roots or bark beetles are concerned. On the positive side, there are treatments for common pine tree fungal diseases as well as procedures to help reverse some root damage and dehydration.Full Answer >
The best time to plant seedling pine trees is late summer or early fall, when soil temperatures are between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Exact planting times vary according to local climate, with warmer southern climates requiring a later start.Full Answer >