Planting pine trees provide many benefits to you and your property! We still have many pine trees left for our Annual Tree Sale, so make sure you order your pine tree by clicking the link at the end of this article!

Soil Erosion Control

Pine trees are pretty hardy trees that can tolerate a wide variety of windy, hot, cold, wet, and dry conditions. They can also deal with many different soil conditions. The roots and fallen pine needles are great for keeping soil in place.

 

Wildlife

Because of the density of their needles and branches, pine trees make great habitat for many animals. Many birds choose to build nests in pine trees. During the winter, evergreens are the only trees many birds and other small animals find shelter in from the wind and cold.

Pine trees also make a great food sources for many animals. Although it may not sound appetizing to us, the woody pine cones bear great nutritious seeds that wildlife love. Many birds, squirrels, and chipmunks rely on these seeds as a food source.

 

Property Uses

  1. They can be used as wind breaks to block out wind and snow around your home.
  2. Do you have a large lawn that you get tired of mowing? Nothing takes up some mowing space like a pine tree!
  3. Trees in general also raise the value of your property.
  4. Pine trees can also be planted and cut down several years later for Christmas trees.

 

To order trees, click here to be directed to our 2017 Annual Tree Sale article!

 

About Sarah Schott

I have enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors my entire life. My enjoyment of writing, reading, and teaching others leads me to want to share my passions of the environment. I have also found conservation to be very important and I am well aware of how important conservation choices are! Through my work with the District, I like to deliver information that is helpful, inspiring, and challenging for our readers to make even better conservation choices of all our natural resources!

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