How to Grow Pine Trees From Seeds


Pine trees are grown for many reasons such as for Christmas trees, pine needles, reforestation and landscaping. To grow a pine tree from a seed, you must first harvest seeds from the pine cones that protect them. Once the pine trees break through the earth, you can transplant them to a new location or sell them.

Step 1

Retrieve a seed from under the scales of an open pine cone, which is where seeds are housed until they are released. If the pine cone is open, it means that the seeds are ready. You may have to pluck the wings off the seeds. These help it glide to other locations on a breeze. Simply pull them off with your fingers.

Step 2

Put the seeds in water to see if they are good seeds. Use the ones that sink to the bottom.

Step 3

Fill a flat with potting soil and dampen the soil with water.

Step 4

Place the seeds in the soil vertically, with the pointed end facing down. Put them in the dirt so that the top is right at the surface level, and then cover them with a small amount of soil.

Step 5

Water the soil to keep it damp, but not soaking wet, and wait for growth. This could take several months.

Things You'll Need

  • Pine cone
  • Potting flat
  • Soil
  • Water


  • Grow a Pine Tree from Seed
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