White Pine Tree seedling progress
Helo GW. I just want to show the progress of my Pinus Strobus and ask a question.
Feb 4, 2012
This is when it first sprouted as a seedling
Feb 15, 2012
This is about 2 weeks later when it sprouted it's first official needles
June 19, 2012
This is the photo I took before the plant went dormant about three months later.
April 5, 2013
This is how much growth I've seen in less than a month. SWEET!!!
Here's an analysis of this photo:
You can see that it's growing 10 times faster than last year.
Here's my question though,
Since I'm only raising it until I feel comfortable planting it in the wild, tending it until it's first dormancy in the ground, I was wondering. The only white pines in the area within pollination diameter where I'm going to plant this is a bunch of spruces and maybe a scots pine but no white pines. Are the flowers on a White Pine hermaphrodite or do I need to grow another one or two for pollination? Can it cross pollinate with the scots pine and produce healthy seedlings? Thanks in advance.