Evergreens provide interest in the coldest time of the year. Birds find shelter from the bitter winter. Used for privacy and noise reduction, evergreens are a great addition to landscapes. You don’t have to think Christmas tree when wanting to add them to your yard. Sizes and shapes range from ground (think juniper, yew, holly and boxwood) to magnificently tall (your Eastern white pines). Like any other plant, consider light and soil requirements for your evergreen and plant in late winter/early spring (the University of Minnesota Extension site has very useful information). Tis the season of evergreens! Look around and enjoy!