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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Short Leaf Pine - Pinus Echinata
The Short Leaf Pine is a very majestic tree once fully grown, a common sight in forests across the southeast United States. As the name implies, the thin, needle-like leaves of this tree typically grow a few inches in length and are beautiful dark green. The shortleaf pine is also an evergreen, meaning it does not shed all of its leaves in autumn, remaining its lovely green foliage throughout the year, and possibly adding some Holiday cheer in the winter months. The many branches of this tree will provide plenty of space for nesting birds and squirrels, giving animal lovers plenty to look at, and a beautiful chorus of bird songs in warmer months.
The Short Leaf Pine is a tree native to the east coast of the United States of America. The scientific name for this tree is Pinus echinata. The tree can be straight or crooked in growth. Typically the shortleaf pine grows to sixty-six feet to ninety-eight feet.
Short Leaf Pine requires humid, moist areas to grow fully. Deep, wet soil is the best for the shortleaf pine to dig its roots into the ground and get enough moisture.
The shortleaf pine is not usually a full pine tree. The branches are randomly placed and covered with only just enough green pine needles. The grey bark of the tree is more visible than the green needles in most cases. The taller the shortleaf pine becomes, the longer the trunk is, and the branches only grow at the top of the very tall trunk. This may be why it is referred to as a short leaf pine since the needles are not very full or long.
The shortleaf pine only grows true seeds when it is twenty years old. Some nine-year-old trees start to create seeds, but it is scarce for this to happen. A better way of calculating when a tree is ready to produce seeds on their pine cones is judging the diameter of the tree. A shortleaf pine with a diameter of thirty centimeters is often prepared to provide viable, true seeds. Germination of seeds happens in the early spring season.
The shortleaf pine tolerates a variety of soil conditions and grows well in rocky, hilly areas, while also thriving in floodplains. To cultivate these seedlings, an experienced tree planter is recommended. Farmlands, pastures, or other productive soils require special preparation to support this tree, and containerized planting is preferable to bare root installation. While commonly found in wooded areas, these seedlings are also suitable for yards, when correctly planted and maintained.
Short Leaf Pine trees found growing a lot in the mountain regions. They are medium-sized trees. They are also very fast growers. They will produce pine cones that are cylinder shaped. They will not show up until the tree is at least 20 years old. They make great additions to all landscapes.
Short Leaf Pine trees are suitable for their wood. The wood from these trees can be harvested and used for lots of purposes. They can be used for creating plywood and lumber. If these trees can be maintained and taken care of, they will grow to become very healthy. The pine needles on these trees will grow long and will have two connected. They will be gorgeous when growing.
SHORTLEAF PINE TREES ARE VERY HARDY AND STRONG TREES
They also thrive in various soil conditions. These trees, when trimmed, can be kept to a desired height. They look beautiful and give a lawn a very natural look. They grow upright and will be spotted out of other trees because of the way it seems. It gets its name because of the smaller needles that it produces.
Short Leaf Pine