|Pine trees in Da Lat City of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong (Photo: Thuy Hang)|
The lecturer, Mr. Kieu Phuong Nam, says this kind of pine is very suitable for the tropical climate of Viet Nam and that it can resist disease and thrive even in poor soil. Its wood is solid and has a clear vein.
Caribbean pines have long been grown in Viet Nam but the seeds are mostly imported as the sprouting rate here is low.
Moreover, the pines are planted mainly in the southeast, in conditions where they are unable to reproduce, hence the scarcity of home-grown seeds.