Jack Pine, pinus banksiana

Jack Pine, pinus banksiana
Item# DA-jackpine
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Product Description

Inventory as of Jan 10, 2016: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 91%; Where Harvested (location/year) - New Brunswick, Canada (1987)

The Jack Pine is the most widely distributed pine in Canada and most northerly pine of the United States. These trees usually grow in even-age pure or mixed stands, for it is a pioneer species that readily invades areas disturbed by fire or other agents. The Jack Pine grows well on poorer soils. Early settlers considered this an evil tree, probaly because no crops would grow around it due to poor soil conditions. Some uses of this tree are pulpwood, lumber, round timber and Christmas trees. The Jack Pine is important in the stabilization of watersheds. Canadian Indians formerly used the Jack Pine wood for frames of their canoes. It ranges in height from 70 to 80 ft, maximum of 100 ft. It's hardy to zone 3.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours. Stratification: Cold stratify for 7 days. Germination: Sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed.

Other: Can also soak seeds in water for 48 hours, change water each day, then plant.