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Scots Pine

Pinus sylvestris • Scotch Pine

Non-native

Scots pine is a tall, medium sized tree typically growing 18-30 meters tall. It is native to Eurasia, but has been introduced in North America. It is the most widely distributed pine in the world. Scots pine usually have irregular trunks and poor quality wood, likely because of poor seed selection. It can be found in second-growth woodlands and plantations, with well-drained, moist soils.

Leaf

Needles bundles in 2. Slender, stiff and spirally twisted.

Bark

Rarely straight. Young bark orange-red, papery and peeling in strips. Mature bark greyish-brown to orange brown and with loose plates.

Fruit/Seed

Male and female on same tree. Female cones usually grouped in 2s or 3s, woody, yellowish to purplish-brown, 2.5-7 cm long, bent backwards on branch.

Fruit/Seed

Male cones usually small, yellow and clustered at the base of new shoots.

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