Pine Trees

will pine trees grow if I plant seeds in the ground in November?

Zone quincy mass | Anonymous added on October 31, 2019 | Answered

Recently a large amount of skinny trees were cut down in my backyard leaving a wide open dirt space. Years ago before all those trees grew on their own from the ground, there used to be 4 tall pine trees but the wind knocked them down. Then over the later years the skinny trees grew, then were recently cut down. Is it possible to grow pine trees there if someone took some pine cone seeds from a pine cone recently and planted them in the dirt where the trees are in November? The area gets lots of sun. I don't want to have to go through the usual long way it takes to grow a pine tree. I'm guessing you'll say no pine trees will grow that way, but I thought I'd ask. Thanks for any help.

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Answered on November 2, 2019

You can grow them from seed, but they need to be started indoors around January. Here are instructions on storing the seed till then, then planting. Once it is about 6 inches tall, you can transplant it outdoors.

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