Scots Pine

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a coniferous evergreen tree native to Europe and parts of Asia. It is renowned for its distinctive orange-brown bark, slender needles in pairs, and cone-shaped cones.

The Appearance

A large evergreen conifer with a tall, straight trunk and a broad, rounded crown. It has long, blue-green needles and produces small, woody cones.


The Produce

Scots Pine produces oval-shaped cones. These cones are typically small to medium-sized and can measure between 3 to 7 centimetres in length.


The Flowers

Produces small, yellowish flowers in spring, followed by woody cones.


The Leaves

These needles are slender, measuring approximately 1.5 to 3 inches in length.


The Bark

The bark is thick, scaly, and reddish-brown, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in forests and on heaths.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and mammals. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its timber, which is used in construction and paper production. Often planted for reforestation.


Fun Facts

The Scots Pine is the national tree of Scotland and is known for its distinctive orange-red bark.

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