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Questions About White Pines

Asked by
Anonymous on
July 1, 2011

Q. White Pine Sap

Our camp site has a beautiful white pine which has sap coming from it. It has leaked on our camper. Wondering if this is a seasonal thing. I haven’t put out our awning cause I don’t want sap to ruin it. Can you please help? Am I safe now to put out our awning?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 1, 2011
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Asked by
mfecteau on
July 26, 2011

Q. What Type of Perennial Grows Best Under White Pines?

I have White Pines around the perimeter of my backyard and would like to add some color/excitement. What type of perennial can I plant under and in front of the pines?

Answered by
Susan75023 on
July 28, 2011
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In the shade, ferns, hostas, astilbe, bleeding heart, shade annuals like coleus, impatiens, etc. Check out how heavy the root system is - digging there may be difficult. The pine will take up much of the water so be aware of that challenge in keeping plants moist enough. For sun, your choices are only limited by your tastes. Since you want to be able to see the plants behind this planting, keep in mind that height of plants will be a factor. You may want shorter plants here You may even want to consider a ground cover - visit a good nursery and ask lots of questions specifically about your area.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 5, 2012

Q. Transplanting Trees Into a Container

I have a white pine and a Capitata yew in containers and they need to be transplanted into larger containers. I know I will have to prune their roots. I live in Madison, WI, so when should I do this?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 6, 2012
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Repotting of trees is really no different than most other container plants in that this is normally done while the plants, or trees, are dormant. This makes it less tramatic for the plant. This is normally done in late winter/early spring.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 27, 2014

Q. Temporary Container for Pine Trees

Can I plant 2′ or smaller Weeping cedar, White pine, Alaskan cedar, Spruce picea and Weeping Sequoia pendula in containers temporarily until they get hardy and ready for the ground in Utah, and what type of soil or soilless mix do I use?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 27, 2014
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Yes, you can. This article will help you with the soil mix: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/proper-soil-mix-for-evergreen-container-plants-and-trees.htm You may also want to consider heeling in the trees. This is an article on that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/heeling-in-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 26, 2014

Q. picture of pine seed

I would like to see a picture of a white pine, pine seed. Is it black? Thank you Sarah

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
October 31, 2014
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Asked by
Jim on
April 13, 2015
Southwest Michigan

Q. Wound on a large white pine

We recently moved to a new house. On the property is a large white pine tree that has an old wound, like a lightning strike. The wound is healing, leaving the wood exposed to the elements and a small area of wood rot is evident. Can the rot be stopped and the wound repaired to save the tree?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 14, 2015
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In this case I would most certainly call in an arborist to correctly determine if the tree is compromised enough to need to be removed.
Many tree wounds can heal and the tree live without issue.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/repairing-tree-bark-damage.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/peeling-bark-on-trees.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 8, 2015

Q. Grasses under white pine

Grasses under white pines, slower growth…do I need to add something to the soil?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 9, 2015
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