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Planting a pine that was bought at Sam's

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Incolumbia, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Incolumbia

    Incolumbia LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a pine tree, don't know what kind, that I purchased at Sam's some years ago. It is now about 4ft tall and getting to big for the house. I'd like to plant it outside, but I don't know when to do this or if I should even try. It's a lovely tree and I don't want to kill it.
    Can I get any suggestions?
  2. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Is it a house plant that has been indoors all this time? If so then it is probably a Norfolk Island Pine, And that is a tropical that will not survive the winter temps. You can put the pot out during spring - fall, But winter will kill it. Joe
  3. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    What Joe says is right on! You need to know what kind of tree it is before you move it. The norfolk pine is a common one people buy to put inside by large picture windows. I have a customer with one about 10' tall in a vaulted room. Most likely that's what it is, a normal white pine or spruce variety wouldn't have made it inside. Here is some landscaping info that might help you on planting shrubs and trees. http://www.lawnmastersllpc.com/LandscapingTips.html
    Good luck with your tree!
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720

    Why don't you take a digital picture and post it here?
    I'm sure we could confirm what it is.

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