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Pine trees are great for the environment in a variety of ways. Shade and screening are provided in areas that sorely need it. There are other benefits that they have to offer that are a bit less obvious in nature but that does not make them any less important.

For us, these trees are particularly awesome because we are always magically transported to the Christmas season whenever we see them.

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Did you know that you can grow your own pine tree in five simple steps, though? We came across a post on Facebook that showed a pine cone with little tree shoots coming out of it and it was too neat!

The best part of all is that it’s possible to replicate and grow your own pine tree at home.

The process is so amazingly simple, you will hardly be able to believe your eyes. If you are someone who goes for walks in the woods on a regular basis, you may already have the first step down pat.

The next time you are in the woods, be sure to grab a pine cone. That’s the first step.

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Once you have your pine cone, it is time to get the pot that you are going to use. You are going to want to set up the pine cone so that most of it is able to stand out, like Instagram user @annemariesavage did:

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In order for the pine tree to properly grow, it needs to be watered properly, otherwise, it will not grow in the manner that you desire.

If you use excess water, the pine cone starts to rot before it has a chance to sprout. This is the most crucial point that you need to remember before you start to embark on this process.

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If you stick with it for long enough and you remain patient, you will finally stop by one day and see a tiny tree growing out of the pot. It’s a very satisfying feeling, for sure. We feel like proud plant parents every time that this happens and we know that you will, too.

Congratulations, the tree has now started to produce oxygen of its own and you are now able to enjoy all of the benefits that are associated with having one in your own home.

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We love to help out when it comes to the world of nature and when we help nature? Nature tends to look out for us. Please take a moment to pass this one along to all of the aspiring green thumbs in your life.