Pines are generally better suited than most other
commercial tree species, to the grassland and
degraded woodland sites that are mostly available
for plantation development in Uganda. Many of
these sites experience hot, dry periods and some
have fairly poor soil. Pines can tolerate such
conditions, provided there is sufficient rooting
depth and moisture in the soil. Some pines (e.g. P.
caribaea) have proved to be very adaptable to a
number of sites and soils.