Coniferous trees are those that bear cones. Pines, spruce, firs, cypress, and cedar are all coniferous trees. Junipers and yews are also coniferous, but are not trees: they are shrubs and bear no cones. Most coniferous trees, especially pines, like to be left alone. Too much pruning or shaping can eventually kill the tree. They should never be topped.
They all have very shallow feeder roots, with the roots that provide nourishment close to the surface. If soil is compacted near the base by construction equipment or heavy foot traffic, the tree will, over time, die. In new housing developments in Florida, native slash and long leaf pines near newly constructed houses usually die within a year or two, due to trucks compacting the ground around them. #conifers #trees #tree #treehealth #landscapeadvice #landscaping #Transblue #nature #treecare