Red Pine – Growing in Georgia

Q: Will Michigan red pines grow in Georgia?

A: Georgia has many microclimates that resemble other parts of the country. Red pine, Pinus resinosa, grows well in Canada and New England so my bet is that it would grow in the higher mountains of north Georgia, around Brasstown Bald and Blairsville. Otherwise, like Alberta spruce and Colorado spruce, I think red pine would be short-lived in the Atlanta metro area