Red Pine is a rapid growing pyramidal pine with long
(5-6"), sharply pointed, lustrous dark green needles growing in
clumps of 2. The needles of Red Pine persist for 4 years. The buds
are round, conical somewhat reddish. Red Pines can grow to 80-100'
or more. The bark of Red Pine is orange-red when young and becoming
plate like when mature. The thick bark gives protection to Red Pine
from the heat of the occasional forest fire that sweeps thru the
pine planes of Northern Michigan. The cones of Red Pine much like
Scotch Pine and Jack Pine are designed to pop open from the heat of
a forest fire there by reseeding the burned over areas. Red Pine is
a very hardy pine, growing well in a variety of soils and can grow
good in sandy, gravelly soils. It can handle windy locations but is
susceptible to salt spray. Red Pine is one of the more cold hardy of
the pine family withstanding -50 F. Red Pine is best grown north of
Tennessee to Oklahoma line. When growing in the open Red Pine can be
short, some what stocky with thick heavy branches. In dense woods
Red Pine will develop a long, tall branchless trunk. Red Pine is
good as an ornamental or as a windbreak.
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