Our pine cones are the product of the Caribbean Pine tree (Pinus caribaea). The cones house the seeds before bursting open and dispersing them to ensure the tree reproduces.
The Forestry Department sells these pine cones for use by decorators or creative entrepreneurs or those inclined to art and craft. By far, we face the greatest demand at Christmas time, as pine cones are used by many in their décor, especially on Christmas trees.
Pine cones are sold as both natural and sprayed. Natural pine cones have a medium brown colour and are sold in packs of 10 for the price of $300 per pack. Pine cones in are also available in blue, red, green, silver, and gold. These are sold in packs of five (5) for the price of $300 per pack.
Here is a little known fact about pine cones: if they get wet, they close up again. If this happens, just place them in the sun until they dry and reopen.
Our four nurseries across the island provide seedlings for the Agency's use, as well as for sale to the general public.
You asked and we listened, stop by one of our nurseries and purchase one of our potted plants today.
We rent palms for events including weddings and parties. We have a variety of palms at very competitive prices.
The Agency provides cut natural Christmas trees during the festive season for home and office décor at $800 per foot.
Dendrology is defined as the scientific study of trees, and our Manual of Dendrology is an essential tool for anyone interested in learning more about forest trees.