Blue Pine
Blue Pine

This species of pine, known scientifically as Pinus wallichiana, features bunches of needles growing closely together. The needles make it a useful type of tree for home security purposes. This tree also lends an attractive element to a yard and offers medicinal qualities as well.

Home Security Uses

Some use clusters of Blue Pine for security purposes as would-be burglars find plodding through the trees' dense foliage of needles difficult and uncomfortable. The tree also grows cones that may cause discomfort when brushing against skin. As this tree is wide at the bottom, careful clustering, perhaps in conjunction with other species, forms a formidable security barrier.

Aesthetics

Like most types of conifers, blue pine features a conical set of branches, green needles, and cones that tapers towards the top. Conifers maintain their greenery throughout the year. It grows to a height up to one hundred fifty feet and width of sixty feet. Its height, and density of foliage, and perennial greenery make it an attractive option for landscaping.

Maintenance

The Blue Pines is native to the high mountains of central-east Asia and thus grows best at higher altitudes. In comparison to many kinds of shrubs and trees, it does not require heavy maintenance. It needs sandy ,loamy, or clayey well-drained, soils that must be acidic or neutral. This tree also requires full sun. They may be planted closely together since their roots grow in a more downward, rather than outward direction. It does not adapt well to areas near water, however after measured growth it tolerates drought, wind, and even some air pollution. Young trees grow fast. This tree does not suffer persistent problems with insects, but honey fungus may be a problem.

Miscellaneous

The resin of the Blue Pine offers medicinal uses such as the treatment of kidney and bladder ailments, respiratory problems, as well as an astringent for minor cuts. The resin may also be distilled into turpentine. The Blue Pine is an attractive tree which may be used effectively for home security. Its wide base and thick bunches of needles deter many would-be intruders. Many people also find it attractive as a landscaping element and it does not require as much maintenance as many other species.