Fruit Trees – Planting Near Pine Trees

Q: I’ve heard not to plant fruit trees near pine trees. Is that true?

A: Unlike black walnut trees, which attack any competitor with chemicals exuded from their roots, pines are not known to deter nearby plants. Of course, any tree that shades your fruit trees will interfere with their production. If your trees get each day at least 6 hours of full, direct sunshine they should yield the fruit you anticipate.

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