When Do Pine Trees Drop Pine Cones?

When pine trees have reached their full maturity, which occurs when they are roughly 2 years old, the pine cones that grow on them fall to the ground. These are female cones that are 2 years old.

Coniferous trees produce male as well as female pine cones on their branches. Seeds are produced by the female cones after they have been pollinated. When most people think of pine cones, they picture those that are often enormous and loaded with wood. These pine cones are produced by the females of the species.

Male pine cones do not develop to the same size as female pine cones, and they fall off of trees shortly after they discharge pollen when they have not reached their full growth potential. Although strictly speaking, they are not pine cones, the scientific community is unable to agree on a term for the male members of the species.