Pine; a genus of conifers that has many species.
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- All parts of pine are toxic to humans and animals.
Pine – (Pinus), a genus of conifers in the pine family (Pinaceae), which has many species. In pines, the needles are in groups of + 4 needles together. The pine is mainly found in the northern hemisphere, is evergreen and hardy. In colder regions, the pine is common because it is resistant to strong winds and frost and also tolerates poor soil.
Well-known pines are: the Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris), a large tree with blue-green needles and the Bog Pine (Pinus mugo) a wide-growing tree that can grow + 8 meters high over 3 meters wide. The Scots Pine can grow to a tree of over forty meter over the years; it can also grow very old.
Pines like fertile, slightly acidic soil, preferably dry to slightly moist. Pines also do well in poorer soils such as sandy soil. Position sun and semi-shade.
Pines tolerate pruning poorly. Pines are strong trees that have no problem with temporary high groundwater levels.