Ah the sun. That's true. I have room to space them. I will consider this when I do my site plan.
Thank you for taking the time to hit the right keywords for the search.
I couldn't pull anything decent (probably algorithms trying to sell
You link brought up some other interesting natural tree guilds and includes some other trees within planting consideration, like sassafras and pawpaw. It also mentions hickory
being found among loblolly. If my studies are correct, hickory is more allelopathic than pecan, but they are within the same realm of allelopathy. If hickory is okay, pecan should be. It appears from the review that hickory is not the more common and I may need to watch for specific microclimate to help encourage companionship. Or maybe they'll do just fine.
When I stopped to search with "how does loblolly pine propagate" I noticed the Oklahoma Forestry site has information about loblolly as a native
I can call them. They suggest growth is with slightly acidic soil. Like the link to the publications, I think they are referring to
growth for maximum production. My higher pH (testing at neutral to 7.4) might mean slower growth or potential for illness, wounds, etc.
I wish I had a pic. We have an older tall pine tree, like loblolly, nearby our other property that is bent over from a heavy ice storm in 2010. I think it was originally 3-3/4 stories tall.
The bend exists at the 2nd story. It is significant. I don't know why it's still alive. I must keep this in mind and do some research and ask locally. Consequently, where that tall bent pine tree groans there are 20-year-old cedar trees nearby. This might suggest the soil is acidic. I need to test. It would answer
quite a few questions.
I'd rather not be picky and just try it out, but this creation is for my children, not my life time. I'd like to get it right.