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Video: ❶ How To Plant A Pine Tree Correctly
Pine can be confidently called one of the most unpretentious plants, adapted to exist in different climatic zones. Today, wild forest beauty can be found in many household plots - it perfectly complements any landscape, towering among ornamental shrubs and hedges. Location: Location: Pine is easily accepted and begins to grow on any soil. This tree feels great on the site even without human intervention and does not need any additional fertilizing, frequent watering and mulching of the soil. The forest beauty is not so afraid of both pest plants and all kinds of fungal diseases. The only thing that is required from the owner of the site is to make the correct planting of a young pine tree.
Planting pine trees on the site
When planting pine trees on your personal plot, one important point must be taken into account - the tree grows well only in its native soil. In other words, you need to dig up a pine tree together with a certain amount of land in which its root system was formed. If the tree was purchased in one of the garden centers, then it must be planted together with an earthen lump from the pot.
It is desirable to plant pine trees in the spring (late April-early May) or in early autumn (September-early October). It should also be borne in mind that without soil, the root system of this plant can only live for a very short time - a maximum of 15 minutes. If the soil in which the pine tree is planted contains a large percentage of black soil or clay, it is necessary to pour gravel or sand on the bottom of the planting pit. Finely crushed bricks can also be used as such a kind of drainage cushion.
The planting hole can be of different depths - it all depends on the size of the tree. For example, if the height of a pine tree is 30-40 cm, a hole should be dug 50-60 cm deep. The drainage layer is about 10 cm. Important: when planting, in no case should you cover the root collar of the plant with earth (the zone of transition of the stem to the root).
After a young pine tree is planted, the soil around it can be decorated with pebbles or small decorative stones. The roots need to get enough water, so it's important not to overdo this kind of decor.
In total, there are many types of pine in the world, however, on personal plots, in addition to ordinary, only cedar and mountain pine are mainly planted. Planting methods for these species are practically the same.
The cedar pine is remarkable in that it reaches a truly gigantic size in height, but it grows for a very long time. It is not at all necessary to form the crown of this plant, since it develops very evenly. The needles of cedar pine remain green throughout the year.
Mountain pine also grows for a long time, however, unlike the smooth cedar, this tree can take the form of a small, bizarre tree or a large bush.