How to Draw a Pine Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Pine Tree in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Pine Tree.

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How to Draw a Pine Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start off by drawing the trunk of the tree. Draw two small lines going up and down that are a little bit spaced out. Connect them by drawing a straight line from the bottom of both lines.

Step 2: Next, draw the roots. Draw small wavy lines coming out of the bottom of the trunk. You can draw as many as you want.

Step 3: Now you’re going to draw the first set of leaves at the bottom of the tree. Draw a long line along the top of the trunk; make it kind of jagged in some places as you draw your line to look like leaves sticking out. Now draw a tilted, jagged line from the line you just drew going up. Do the same on the other side.

Step 4: Finish by drawing the leaves at the top. The body of the tree makes a jagged triangle so continue your jagged lines on both sides and connect them at the top.

Interesting Facts about Pine Trees

Pine trees are tall cone shaped trees that produce needles and cones. The cones can male or female. The male cones produce the pollen that pollinates the female’s seeds. Pine cones are also a popular food for lots of woodland animals. Pine trees grow to be 60 feet high and 30 feet wide. They grow all over the world and are planted because people think they are pretty. In America, there are 35 different types grown. Pine trees can grow in any type of soil. Pine wood is used mostly to make furniture. Common pine trees are the Sugar Pine, White Pine, Red Pine, and Bristlecone.

Did you know?

  • There are 100 species of Pine Tree.
  • The oldest Bristlecone tree was aged to 4,840 years old.
  • Beetles like to eat Pine trees. Pine beetles as well as introduced beetles can burrow into a tree and fill it with thousands of beetles. Eventually the tree does die.
  • During Christmas time a pine tree is one of the common evergreens used for Christmas trees. This tradition was started in Germany.
  • During the time of sailing ships pine wood was used as masts because it was such a tough wood.

Activity: Keep the birds around you home feed with pine cone feeders. First find a female cone; the female cone is the one that looks like layers of woody petals. Cover the petals with peanut butter and roll the cone in birdseed. Tie a string on the top and hang it outside. Keep an eye on it because squirrels like to collect pine cones. It could disappear on you.