|Are there pine trees that produce no cones? I want to plant some pine trees for privacy and do not want pine cones. I would like a variety that would not grow too tall, so I could plant them near power lines.|
|As far as I know, all pines (Pinus species) will eventually produce cones. You might consider a slow-growing dwarf variety, that will take a long time to reach maturity, such as dwarf mugo pine (Pinus mugo pumilio), compact Austrian black pine (Pinus nigra 'Compacta', or swarf eastern white pine (Pinus strobus 'Nana').|
Please note, however, that pine cones do provide food for wildlife.
If you don't have your heart set on a pine, you might consider other evergreens, such as small varieties of juniper (which produce small, fleshy, almost berry-like cones).