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. More »

Pine cones come from pine trees, the most common type of coniferous tree in the world. Pine cones are part of the reproductive process of the pine tree, and there are both male and female cones. Male pine cones produce p... More »

Pine cones reproduce by releasing seeds, either with wing-like structures that help them be dispersed by the wind or without wings to be dispersed by animals. The cones themselves are made up of woody scales that protect... More »

Pine nuts grow inside cones and are the edible seeds of pine trees. There are approximately 20 species of pine trees in Asia, Europe and North America that produce pine nuts large enough to harvest as food. Pine trees ar... More »

Pine trees require at least some sunlight, regular watering and essential nutrients to survive. The trees thrive in moist, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Pines trees are hardy and grow strong with minimal car... More »

To grow pine trees, first decide if you want to plant from seeds or seedlings. Harvest seeds from female cones as they fall during autumn. Select viable seeds and germinate them in a container kept indoors. Transplant ou... More »

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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 becom... More »

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