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Scots Pine

Quick facts
Common name: Scots pine
Scientific name: Pinus sylvestris
Mature Height: 12-17m

Lifespan: Up to 700 years
Origin: native


Lecture

Information

  • Scots pine is one of 3 conifers native to the UK.

  • The bark is a scaly orange-brown, which develops plates and fissures with age. Twigs are green-brown and hairless. It sends out only one growth spurt a year in the spring, extending by up to 75cm.

  • Mature trees which have reddish bark towards the crown of the tree and brown bark towards the base. The needles are twisted and when broken, they have a fine white fringe of hairs.

  • Its evergreen needle-like leaves are present all year-round.