Humidity and Pine Cones
Name: Kelly K.
Does the humidity have any effect on Pine Cones and
how they grow? Do they grow better in dry, arid
areas or in a moister climate. Does the climate have
any effect on how many pine cones are produced or
Different conifer species (including pines) have differing habitat
requirements (i.e., grow better in different geographical locations and
with varying soil, nutrient, and water requirements). Cone crop production
is affected by many factors besides the climate and habitat including
periodicity (i.e., some years have larger cone crops), tree age, pests,
disease, and predators.
Anthony R. Brach
Click here to return to the Botany Archives
Update: June 2012