Evergreen resinous trees usually < 45 m tall. Bark is rough and often thick and fissured. Leaves are green, needle-like and produced in clusters. Cones contain many seeds.
Although pines are not legally declared pest plants (except for Pinus contorta), they may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower-risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Open areas, coastal areas, shrubland, plantations.
Seeds dispersed by wind. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Outcompetes and displaces native vegetation. Some are allelopathic and can alter habitats.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.