Pine Cone Reproduction
White Pines: I was told that only the green pine cone can
reproduce, and when it has opened and is brown it is too late for
reproduction. Is this true? I would have thought the opposite was true.
Actually there are two different topics here. One is the fertilization of
the female flowers/cones by the male flowers/cones, and the second, is the
maturation of cones and dispersal and growth of seeds.
The following should be helpful:
Anthony R. Brach
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Update: June 2012