Symptoms: Substantial stump decay will occur.
Feb 01, Sugar pine trees support some shade when they are young, but become less shade tolerant as they age.
I don't think I ever saw any nuts on them, but maybe it was because all of the pinecones I found had already fallen from the tree, or perhaps it was the wrong species of tree.
Trees that grow in stands with taller specimens decline over time. Wildlife appreciate sugar pines when the trees are young, and even larger mammals use. In my area (far N. California ~' elevation) the Sugar Pines (Pinus lambertiana) are dropping their cones, which means pine nuts! For those not familiar with them, Sugar Pines are very large (' tall plus) pine trees that produce cones over a foot long.
If you can get a full cone before it drops it's seeds you can get over an ounce of nuts from one cone but with the size of the trees it's pretty hard to get to.
The fastest growing seedlings were from the lower-middle elevation m or 3, ft and were twice the height of those from the highest elevation m or 7, ft.
Mar 17, As David Douglas wrote, the cones looked"like sugar-loaves in a grocer's shop" dangling from branch tips high above the ground. Native Americans used the sugar pine's large, nutritious seeds for food and its sweet sap as a treat.
It was also used as a remedy to treat stomach gas, loosen the bowels, or- mixed with milk- as drops for sore eyes. Oct 13, Sap is mostly made up of water, but the sugar compounds it carries makes it rich and thick – and prevents freezing in cold weather. As to the sap in pines, there really is no pine tree sap season. Pine trees produce sap all year long but, during the winter, some of the sap Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Jan 17, The sugar pine tree, often called the ‘king of the conifers’ is the largest of all pines, growing to a height surpassed only by a few other coniferous trees.
It can be found throughout the mountains of the North American Pacific Coast. Scientific Classification Kingdom Plantae Division Pinophyta Class Pinopsida Order Pinales Family Pinaceae Genus [ ]Class: Pinopsida.