The Virginia pine is the most popular pine tree in the United States it has many different uses. They are commonly known as Christmas trees. In December almost every house in America has one in their living room. Another common use of this plant is the wood; it is harvested to make pulp wood that is later turned into paper or paper products. The Virginia pine is also very important to the eco system that it grows in. They are used by birds and smalls mammals as a source of food because they produce seeds that are eaten by these small animals. The pine needles and twigs are used as a source of food for deer and other medium sized animals in the woods. The Virginia pine is a favorite of the common wood pecker because of its soft wood. The Virginia Pine is also loved by many because they can save money by using the needles as mulch around flower beds and trees.
The Virginia pine is found growing naturally in poorer soils, in direct sunlight, and in the eastern parts of the United States, but since they have been popularized by the Christmas tree industry they can be found growing all across the country in Christmas tree plantations.
The Virginia is a medium sized tree that can grow to 114’ tall and have a base of about 31” in diameter. Growing Virginia pines can turn into a great source of income being that the Christmas tree industry pulls in millions of dollars a year.
Zone - 5-8
Mature Height: 50-80 ft.
Mature Width: 20-30 ft.
Growth/Year: 1-2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to various Soils
Botanical Name: Pinus Virginiana