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Date: 7/16/2003


Question:
White Pines: I was told that only the green pine cone can reproduce, and when it has opened and is brown it is too late for reproduction. Is this true? I would have thought the opposite was true.


Replies:
Actually there are two different topics here. One is the fertilization of the female flowers/cones by the male flowers/cones, and the second, is the maturation of cones and dispersal and growth of seeds.

The following should be helpful:

http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/trees/pinusstrob.html

http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/forestry/g380.htm

http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/pstrobus.htm

Anthony R. Brach



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