pine cone do they drop every year

anna_lisa(Quebec)November 16, 2011

does anyone know if the pine cones drop every year and do they drop only in the winter some trees are still full

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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

That looks like an Eastern White pine. Cones are produced every year and take 2 years to mature. Higher than normal cone production years are about every 3-5 years.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 11:45PM
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aspenacres(5b BC)

Agreed. Eastern White Pine. Pines drop needles and cones every year.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 10:04PM
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anna_lisa(Quebec)

I don't think they drop every year if it takes 2 years to mature then how can they drop they are not ready

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 10:51PM
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aspenacres(5b BC)

The whole tree doesn't have entirely new cones every year. Some are old cones from the year before.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 11:01PM
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jqpublic(7b/8a Wake County NC)

The only year they won't drop cones when there are cones on the tree is the first year they ever made cones.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 12:22AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

think of it this way

first year they are produced .. they are pregnant

second year they mature or ripen ... the seeds are released .. given birth

the next year or afterwards.. the thingee holding them to the tree.. rots enough to make them fall off ... subject to storms.. wind.. weather.. etc ... i dont know where to go with the analogy at this point.. lol ...

ken

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 8:16AM
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