PITCH PINE

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PITCH PINE suitable for counties:
GEORGIA: Rabun, Towns, White
DELAWARE: New Castle, Sussex
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
CONNECTICUT: Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham
MASSACHUSETTS: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
KENTUCKY: Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Clay, Elliott, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Madison, Magoffin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe
INDIANA: All counties
ILLINOIS: Lake
NORTH CAROLINA: Alleghany, Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Randolph, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes
MINNESOTA: Washington
MAINE: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, York
MARYLAND: All counties
OHIO: Belmont, Monroe, Noble
NEW YORK: Albany, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Jefferson, Kings, Nassau, New York, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Schuyler, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester, Yates
NEW JERSEY: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Warren
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan
TENNESSEE: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Monroe, Sevier, Unicoi, Washington
SOUTH CAROLINA: Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg
RHODE ISLAND: Bristol, Kent, Providence, Washington
PENNSYLVANIA: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
WEST VIRGINIA: Berkeley, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hardy, Kanawha, Lincoln, Marion, McDowell, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Summers, Tucker, Wayne, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming
VERMONT: Addison, Chittenden, Rutland, Windham
VIRGINIA: Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Dickenson, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Halifax, Henry, Highland, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Madison, Montgomery, Nelson, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Spotsylvania, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Wise, Wythe

Pitch pine belongs to family of pinaceae plants, its species name is rigida. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Pitch pine has yellow-green foliage and bears green colored flowers. Pitch pine booms in spring.The plant grows in erect form with single stem. Pitch pine is a fast growing plant, a mature Pitch pine can grow up to 80 feet. This plant is some what tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Green
Foliage Color : Yellow-Green Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height, Mature (feet) : 80
Drought Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 112
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -43 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Spring
SHOW ALL PLANT CHARACTERSTICS

Reproduction

Bloom Period : Spring Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : High Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 62080
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : High
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : Yes
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : Medium
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : Yes
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : Yes Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : Yes Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : Yes Flower Color : Green
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Yellow-Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Moderate Foliage Porosity Winter : Moderate
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : Yes Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 20
Height, Mature (feet) : 80 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : Yes Lifespan : Moderate
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : Yes Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : Low
CaCO3 Tolerance : Low Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : Medium Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 112
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Low
pH (Minimum) : 3.5 pH (Maximum) : 5.1
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 430 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 1200
Precipitation (Minimum) : 56 Precipitation (Maximum) : 56
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 20 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -43

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.
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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, MD, Lanham.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, PA.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, PA.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, PA.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, VA.
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C.R. Lockard. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, MA, Berkshire Co. 1954.
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J.P. Wentling. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, MA, Provincelands. 1903.
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O.M. Wood. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, NJ. 1937.
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Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, NC, Buncombe Co.
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 59. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
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USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX.

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