Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained
Birds and squirrels enjoy Austrian pine seeds. The large evergreens also provide shelter and nesting sites, particularly for birds such as owls.
The Austrian pine is a native of Austria, northern Italy and the former Yugoslavia. It was introduced to the United States in 1759. Its forebears were likely worshipped by the Romans over 2000 years ago. Over 217 million Austrian pines were planted during the nation's great dust bowl shelterbelt project. The species has thrived for over 200 years in some of the worst soil and climate conditions America has to offer.