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.
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
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.