Name: Scots Pine
Scientific name: Pinus sylvestris
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 40
About: A tall pine tree, up to 40m.
How to identify: A tall, straight pine tree with distinctive orange-brown scaly bark. Needles in pairs.
Where: Native in the highlands of Scotland, widely planted elsewhere.
Fantastic fact: The native pine forests of Scotland are made up of this species, where the seeds are a favourite food of Red Squirrels and Scottish Crossbills.
Photograph credit: Philip Precey