Plant Pine Trees For Income Or Enjoyment
Planting pine trees can provide a wide range of benefits. No matter what the species, there are a number of practical ways that evergreen conifers like pine trees can have a positive impact on your property. Staying green year-round, they retain their aesthetic value no matter what the season and are easy to grow in a range of climates. They tend to attract birds, as they provide an ideal place for many species to nest. Many also enjoy the scent of pine, and they are popular for use as a windbreak or for providing extra privacy and shade when planted along the border of a property. Planted along the roadside, they can also provide a noise buffer. Most species are hardy and typically weather storms well and can even provide a protective barrier around the home. Most species are also quite easy to plant, simply taking time for the roots to establish and requiring little intervention. Many areas have several native species of pine.
There are other benefits to planting them as well, as many parts of the tree have have a number of practical uses. Diluted pine oil can be used as a disinfectant on both skin and household surfaces and is commonly used as a natural air freshener. There are scientific studies investigating the medicinal benefits of other uses of pine needles as well. Many species of pine can also be grown and sold as decorations during the holiday season, and using a live tree rather than one that has been cut significantly reduces the risk of fire. Since trees can be kept in containers for about a year, families can make a tradition out of purchasing a new tree each year and then planting them in the yard after the holiday. Pine needles can also be raked and sold for profit to mulch yards or can be used in your own garden. Pine trees also are a popular choice for lumber.