Pines can make excellent shade trees when mature, and because they're so fast growing you can realistically plant one and know that you'll see it reach.
A pine is any conifer in the genus Pinus of the family Pinaceae. Pinus is the sole genus in the Pine trees are evergreen, coniferous resinous trees (or, rarely, shrubs) growing 3–80 m (10– The female cones take –3 years ( depending on species) to mature after pollination, with actual fertilization delayed one year.
Slow-release fertilizer helps young pine trees grow and mature pines remain healthy. Though mature trees can handle quick-release fertilizer, it may burn the .