The fragrant pine tree provides shade, windbreaks, and screening to a homeowner’s property. Pine trees can provide environmental benefits such as soil erosion control, aerosol production that contributes to slowing global warming, and is a habitat for local species of birds and small wildlife. Mountain Pine Beetles will attack mature pine trees and kill them by boring through the bark and mining the tree’s nutrients. Blights and other diseases and fungi can also weaken pine trees as well. By having your pine trees pruned properly and sprayed for these afflictions, your pines will be able to stay alive and continue thriving.