I am not familiar with regular pine trees with lower limbs. All
the ones I know look like ship masts, bare, with the green
stuff near the top...
Couly you be talking about Juniperus Virginianus, aka Eastern
Red Cedar ? (and many other local names)
If that is so, it is not unusual for the lower limbs to die as
the tree grows. In fact, I usually saw off the bottom 15 feet
or so completely to shape the tree and keep this from
I may be way off base, but I wanted to throw this in. A lot of
people call nearly every resinous tree "pine", and I don't
have a picture of yours...
Finally, when in doubt, take a pix to your local county agricultural
office. Those guys are tree geeks and probably know the answer...
Andy in Eureka, Texas