Scots Pine

Name: Scots Pine

Scientific name: Pinus sylvestris

Category: Trees and bushes

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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


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