The Jack Pine is the utility conifer. If you are looking for an all purpose pine for those hard to grow areas, the Jack Pine is it. Loves sandy, low fertility soils and is often seen with Oaks in rather scruffy landscapes. This small to medium evergreen quickly loses the typical pyramid shape to form an open and irregular crown. The Jack Pine is fire adapted which means their cones remained closed until fire opens them. They then reseed themselves on the burned ground. This is a great conifer for locations in Southern Indiana.