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Q.Felling Of A Scotch Pine, And Its Replacement

Zone London | Anonymous added on June 24, 2021 | Answered

Hello, I am hoping that you are able to give me some advice. I have a Scotch Pine in my garden, that sadly needs to be felled due to lightening damage. I have been told that I can either have it removed completely including the roots, or I can have it lobbed which would leave a stump. I wondered what the pros and cons were for both. Secondly, I am looking to replace the tree, and I really like the look of a scotch pine, but it would be good to have a tree that doesn’t shed pine cones. Is there a type of scotch pine that I can purchase that doesn’t shed pine cones? I hope you are able to help on my questions and many thanks for your time. Sarah

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Answered on July 8, 2021

If you intend to plant another tree there, then you MUST remove the stump. This article will help you to do so:


Choosing a male scotch pine will reduce the cone drop, though there is still a chance that it will happen to some degree.

In fact, choosing a male of any monoecious pine will reduce cone drop.


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