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
New pine needles are produced every spring and summer and the older, less efficient needles turn brown and drop off. New needles last for approximately 4 years, and as the tree grows the new needles are located at the branch ends.Full Answer >
The optimal time to prune pine trees is when the new growth has completely elongated, which usually occurs in mid-June to mid-July in the United States. Pruning one-third of the new growth can encourage the tree to become fuller and bushier.Full Answer >
Pine trees are found in such places as Europe, Africa, Asia, the United States and Canada. Pines are mostly native to the Northern Hemisphere. There are 115 types of pine trees found all over the world.Full Answer >
To transplant a pine tree, cut its long roots, remove existing vegetation from the transplant site, dig the planting hole, dig up and transplant the tree, plant it, cover the roots, and water the tree. This three-month process requires spray paint, a shovel, a tarp, a vehicle and water.Full Answer >