#1
Hello, UG.
First of all, let me just say that I live in a country-type area that is mostly surropunded by farms, fields, and occasionally a small town. Our property, being fairly large, as a fair amount of trees on it... not to mention our gardens, and other assorted vines/ bushes. We mainly have Apple and Maple trees, but there are a few PINE trees.

I'm fine with pine trees, I really am. They're nice, support some cool wildlife, smell okay sometimes... but the ONE thing I hate about trees. Just one thing, that doesn't really apply to all trees, just pine... is that they shed alot of needles, which is acceptable... I can understand that, that's what they do... but the pine cones is what really grinds my gears.

The pine cone of a tree is ultimately useless if you think about it. The tree will produce hundreds of these cones that take a really long time to decompose, great a mess, and are actually a hazard. They are useless because they cannot grow under the tree! I'm sure you all nkow that pine trees release chemicals that doesn't supports grow under them.

Pine cones are a hazard for a couple reasons. 1- you CAN trip over them. I've seen it.
2- they get caught in lauwn mowers and shoot everywhere. THis year, after winter, we decided to clean up all the cones that the tree had produced all last summer, and had dropped last fall. This is a VERY long process. Not only are there hundreds of them, but when you put them all into 2 big garbage bags, they weigh quite alot. So anyways, when I was "finished" cleaning them all up, I realized that there are still hundreds of WET ones in the ditch, sitting there, and clogging.

Anywho... they piss me off. Thanks.
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#3
ever try grabbin one off a tree with your bare hand?
those pine cones are much much sharper than you would first think
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We should start a group and try to swart those bastards forever!
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#7
yeah, Michigan has a ton of pine trees. When i was in the fourth grade, there were two groups of friends having an argument which led to pine cone throwing. needless to say, thus began the Great Pine cone war in which everyone got blue slips and one lunch detention.
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#10
Have you not discovered the ways of the sacred flames?

Cast them upon the pinecones that wrong you.
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#11
I was sitting under a pine tree once and there was a squirrel in the tree and it threw multiple pine cones at me. No joke. That thing didn't want me to be living.
#12
Yeah I once had a chipmunk throw chestnuts at my head. It's adorable, but dangerous at the same time.
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#15
I'm guessing that this is mainly a Canadian/American issue
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#17
Well dont complain until they start trying to kill you.....****ing widow-maker pine cones are scary ****....

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#18
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ever try grabbin one off a tree with your bare hand?
those pine cones are much much sharper than you would first think


My brother threw one at me one time, it hit me in the arm and made this cool shape.



It looked something like that.
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#19
How could that have possibly happened?

Edit: Oh, okay, I understand.
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Last edited by Fryer Mike at Jun 14, 2008,
#20
To be honest though, Pine cones are a good fuel for fire.
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#22
They help support wildlife. Its part of the ecosystem.
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#23
How so?
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#24
Animals such as squirrels use them for food (well some types at least, maybe not all, I don't know), and animal activity like this spreads the pine cones away from the 'parent' tree, scattering the seeds, allowing more trees to grow, which in turn creates further habitats for other animals.
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#25
The pinecones have to be THE most ecologically unimportant pod in nature. They do not make for good food. Animals don't eat them. The only think I can think of if a bird using them for some sort of nest support.

Pine trees should have a different seed/pod.
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#27


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#28
Lol... No.^^^
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#32
Dude, Pine trees must be so impotent. You see, like, 5000 pine cones around 1 tree and no new little trees sprouting up.....which means.......


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Good job. Should be "Nature's" though.
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#36
Burning pine cones is good for the environment?
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