Pine Trees in Florida

Tree Service Gainesville FLWhen thinking of Florida and trees, pine trees may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However anyone living in the Gainesville area knows that they are plentiful throughout our area, even if they are not “Signature” Florida trees.

Florida actually boasts seven native pine species that include the sand, shortleaf, slash, spruce, longleaf, Eastern white and pond pines. In addition to the native pine varieties, loblolly, Virginia, and Japanese black pines are also frequently planted in Florida landscapes. Growing a pine tree in Florida is simple, and with the proper care, your pine tree can grow and thrive for many years.

Unfortunately, they can become infected with fungal diseases, impact other vegetation or grow out of control. If this is the case in your yard, you may want to remove the pine trees. According to Central Florida Farms, a harsh Florida drought that lasted from 2005 to 2007 weakened many pine trees or caused them to die from disease. Many of the pines have not recovered, so they are very susceptible to the pine beetle. These trees should be removed in order to improve the appearance and health of your landscape.

If you have pine trees that need simple care or have trees that need removal due to possible failing health, contact the Tree Service professionals at Mr. Tree and Lawn Service to inspect your trees and determine the best course of action.

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