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Latin Name- Pinus Ponderosa Hardy Planting Zone- 3-7 Mature Height- 60-100 Width- 25-30 Sun or Shade- Prefers Full Sun

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Yellow Pine Tree


The Yellow pine is a coniferous tree native to the Northeastern United States. It is part of the Pinus rigida species, which refers to the rigid pine cone scales and the needles of the tree. Its common name is derived from the yellow hue of its wood. The wood of the tree is considered inferior and is usually used for making crates, railroad ties and fences. Yellow pine also produces a resinous sap called pine pitch that was once used in the production of sailing ships.

The needles of the pine tree, which are yellow with a green tinge, are 3-5 inches long. The bark of the Yellow pine is a flaky light brown color. The tree also has flowers that are male and female. The male flowers appear in bunches at the ends of branches and produce pollen. The female flowers form large cones with scales that hold seeds. The pine cones remain on the tree for an extended length of time, sometimes for several years. Wildlife consumes the seeds from the pine cones.

The pine tree grows slowly during its early years but begins growing faster as it ages, adding as much as 2 feet per year. The tree is pyramid shaped with a slender trunk. Also, it has the characteristic of losing its lower branches as it gets taller so that it is bare on the lower trunk of the tree.

Hardiness Zones: Zone 4
Height: 90 feet
Spread: 50 feet
Light: Full sun
Soil: Moist, sandy, acidic

The Yellow Pine tree can grow up to 100 feet or even a towering 160 feet tall and 2 feet to 4 feet around. In some rare cases, the Yellow Pine tree has been found at a last 180 feet tall. The Yellow Pine tree can grow in a vast variety of soils, but it prefers the moist yet well-drained soil. The Yellow Pine tree has been found growing in arid soils. The Yellow Pine trees deep root system allows it to be planted in dry soils because its roots will dig deep and hunt for the moist soil deep below the surface. The Yellow Pine tree can have barked up to 4 inches thick when fully mature.

Yellow Pine trees are beautiful and go great around property lines or outside your house. The Yellow Pine tree is perfect if you want to plant a young tree that can grow with you and your family. They look great in front of your office building or even your local walk parks. These trees are so beautiful they supply you with such inspiration no matter where you plant them.

The Yellow Pine tree is one the most majestic trees you can find growing wild across the mid-western areas and British Columbia. Not only is this tree beautiful, but it can also be planted for its lumber. The Yellow Pine tree gives us the best and very durable lumber to build beautiful decks, majestic flooring, sturdy houses, and just about anything you can think of. The Yellow Pine tree has been known to make beautiful hardwood floors for many different buildings including churches, stores, malls, and homes.

The Yellow Pine tree is one the best trees you could ever plant if you wish to use it for the lumber or beauty of the tree itself. The Yellow Pine tree is an extremely hardy tree that produces dense, hardwood for lumber. You will love this tree and the shade it creates or builds a beautiful fence with the trees. You can make a decorative wall out of the Yellow Pine trees lumber or merely plant them in a line to grow large and beautiful along with your fence lines. These trees only require being planted an average of 4 feet to 5 feet apart.

The Yellow Pine tree is such a hardy tree that if you forget to water it, it won't affect how it grows. These trees can handle extreme cold or even extreme hot temperatures. This is an overall great tree for just about anyone. The Yellow Pine tree needs to be planted where it has plenty of room to grow. You will need to remember plant and plan for the future of the tree. Given the fact the Yellow Pine tree can grow so tall, it will require the room.