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Pine - Description, Use & Varieties of Artificial Pine Trees

small artificial pine trees and decorative artificial pine trees Pine is one of the most widely used genus of plants commercially and this detailed report highlights features & characteristics of the pine including common names, description, geography, uses and types of artificial pine.

Common Name: Pine

Additional Pine Names: Long Needle, Rocky Mountain, Scotch, White, Red, Long Leaf, Short Leaf or Yellow, Norway, Jack, Lodgepole, Foxtail, Pinons, Loblolly, Cuban or Slash

Pine Description: The genus Pine belongs in the family Pinaceae. There are about 115 different species of Pines. The majority of pines reach an average of 15 to 45 m tall (50’ to 150’). Pines are long lived, typically reaching ages of 100 to 1000 years, sometimes longer. The bark of most pines is thick and scaly, but some pines have thin, flaking bark. The branches are produced in whorls, a very tight spiral, but actually looking like a ring of branches arising from the same point.

[more]  fake pine branches Pine trees have 4 different types of leaves. 1. Seed leaves (on seedlings) that have whorls of 4 to 24 branches. 2. Juvenile leaves - which follow immediately on seedlings, and are arranged spirally on the shoots. 3. Scale Leaves – similar to bud scales, and are arranged spirally like the juvenile leaves. 4. Needles – the adult leaves, bundled into clusters, commonly 2 to 5 needles per bundle, each produced on a small bud of the scale leaves. These needles persist for 1.5 to 40 years depending on the species of the pine tree. If the shoot is damaged, the needle just below the damaged area will generate a bud which can replace the lost leaves.

Pine trees are the only species of trees that reproduce from seeds in a cone. The female flowers of the trees are called cones. Male cones are typically smaller than female cones, and are only present for a short period of time (usually from spring thru autumn). Male cones fall from the tree as soon as they have shed their pollen. Female cones can take 1.5 to 3 years to mature after pollination. At maturity, the female cones are 3 to 60 cm long (1.2” to 23”).

Pine Geography: Pine trees can grow in any soil, and anywhere in the world. Most require good soil drainage, preferring sandy soils, but a few will tolerate poorly drained wet soils. Of the seven continents, pine trees have been found to be growing in six. Pines have been introduced in subtropical and temperate portions of the Southern Hemisphere.

artificial pine garland Pine Uses: Pine trees are the most commercially important species of trees, valued for their timber and wood pulp. Pine wood is widely used in high value carpentry items such as furniture, window frames, paneling, floors, and roofing. Pine trees make attractive ornamental plantings for parks and larger gardens. Pine cones are craft favorites. Pine trees are commercially grown and harvested for Christmas Trees. Pine needles can also be used for making decorative items such as baskets, pots, trays, etc.

Some species of pine trees have large seeds, called pine nuts that are harvested and sold for cooking and baking. The white inner bark found clinging to the outer bark is edible and very high in vitamins A and C. Also, a tea can be made by young, green pine needles in boiling water. This is also very high in vitamins A and C.

artificial pine cones Artificial Pine: Fake pine leaves are used to make artificial pine trees, garlands, swags, pine branches, topiary trees and bushes. The most popular varieties of artificial pine include; Long Needle, Rocky Mountain, White, Austrian, Mugo, Cedar, Red, Norway & Scotch pine. The majority of pine branches are manufactured from PVC or plastic materials and are available with or without artificial pine cones.

The most common use for small artificial pine trees is in the holiday décor business. Christmas trees are made from artificial pine sprays and typically are fire resistant or flame retardant. These potted pine trees are available flocked with artificial snow and come decorated with assorted ornaments. In addition to traditional artificial Christmas trees, pine branches are used to manufacture less ornate pine trees that are more rugged and rustic looking. These types of decorative pine trees are used in retail displays, habitat exhibits, museums and themed restaurants.

Artificial Alpine Trees for Retail Environments

Artificial Alpine Tree

Alpine trees grows tall and narrow as they stretch high in the Swiss Alps. Artificial Alpine trees crafted by Commercial Silk Int'l are botanical replications of these stunning Evergreens. Windswept branches offer a stylized and unique appearance, as you won't find the same quality on another faux Alpine tree. Your project requirements can specifications the density of the foliage as well as the number of branches and the height of the tree. If a project calls for a forest of artificial Alpine trees, our team will be of service every step of the way. We can customize the design of the artificial trees and install the entire project with our specialized equipment. We have themed several north woods landscapes and offer several other large tree and artificial Pine varieties if you want to create a very distinct indoor faux landscape.

[more]Artificial Alpine trees can be manufactured in many ways, and they are similar to our amazing Blue Spruce trees. We craft our Alpine trees with artificial Pine foliage and it has been used to create artificial landscapes for hotels, casinos, malls, and other commercial projects around the globe. Our artificial Alpine comes is many sizes and is hand crafted using natural wood trunks. We can even create a snow covered Alpine tree if you like the winter appearance of a fresh snowfall.

Essential Features of Artificial Pine Tree Varieties

Artificial Pine

Pine trees are conifers and are native to most of the Northern Hemisphere, but Pines can also be found in subtropical areas of the Southern Hemisphere. There are approximately 100+ different living species. As a leading artificial tree manufacturer, Commercial Silk Int'l manufactures quite a few artificial Pine tree varieties. Living Pine trees range in height from 2 feet to 200 or more feet tall and have long life spans; we craft our artificial Pines up to 24' tall, and we are continually introducing new faux Pine collections. Check our our lastest artificial Pine, which can be used both inside and outdoors in commercial landscapes.

Some artificial Pine trees by Commercial Silk Int'l can be used to create artificial landscapes for both indoor and outdoor applications. But all of our Pines can be crafted with inherently fire retardant foliage to satisfy local and state fire codes. Some of our most popular artificial Pines include our artificial Scotch Pine and our artificial White Pine tree. In addition to these Evergreen collections, we also manufacture artificial Spruce trees, fake Cedar trees, and several outdoor Pine trees.


Our entire collection of artificial Pine and Evergreen trees are hand crafted using artificial Pine foliage and natural wood trunks. The bark properties of living Pine trees alter by variety; the bark may have a thick, non-destructive quality with a scaly texture, or may be thin and may peel or flake. Because we use natural wood stems to make our artificial trees, we utilize these different Pine bark textures amongst our different tree collections. While tree stems are a very important feature of a Pine tree, Pine needles should not be forgotten. Needles add even more personality to the tree; they range from short to long, and come in different thicknesses too. We even offer a Long Needle Pine foliage with frayed ends. Our artificial Pine foliage looks authentic because of the many colors of the needles and Pine branches. Our variety specific artificial foliage is available in many needle lengths.

Our Pine foliages and other fake trees are used around the globe in office buildings and atriums and also to theme and indoor projects such as water parks, amusement park attractions, even in hotel lobbys and in casinos. Our design team can create a specific fake evergreen tree such as White Pine trees, Scotch Pine and Long Needle Pine, and more for your project. Our design team has even built silk pine bonsai trees to meet project specifications, and they look amazing.

Fake Pine Needle Varieties

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