Q: Can stone pine thrive in East Cobb County? Do any nurseries in this area sell them?
A: Stone pine, Pinus pinea, has been an important source of food for humans and animals for thousands of years. It grows widely in the Mediterranean. My guess is that it might survive here in a protected location but winter will be a challenge for it. Piccadilly Farm, nears Athens (706-769-6516) is a great source of conifers, hellebores and other companion plants. Call them and ask for advice.