Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Monthly Herbal

So...executive decision...PINE will be the Herb of the month.
Thank you everyone who voted!

Definition: any evergreen, coniferous tree of the genus Pinus,  having long, needle-shaped leaves, certain species of which yield timber, turpentine, tar, pitch, etc.
More than 100 different types of pine trees are currently known to the world, with 35 different varieties grown in the United States.
Pine trees can grow up to 60 feet high and 30 feet across. Full sun and little water is needed for growth and they can survive in  any type of soil. Fertilizing a healthy tree could actually be detrimental to the tree's health ad should only be done to a tree who's needles are yellowing as a sign of nutrient deficiency.
They are the only plant whose seeds are produced within a cone.
Pine trees are usually only harvest for  reasons: decoration (both indoors and out) and as raw material for furniture.

Consider these interesting facts when you are looking for your Christmas tree this season!

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