Scots Pine

Posted by Randy - November 19th, 2011

Large Scots Pine, Linn of Dee, Scotland

Large open-grown Scots Pine, Linn of Dee, Scotland

Scots Pine forest, Linn of Dee, Scotland

Scots Pine forest, Linn of Dee, Scotland

Easily recognized by its peely orange bark, the Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), aka Caledonian Pine, is a favorite evergreen tree, often planted in Central WA landscapes.

The Scots Pine tree begins growth with an upright, symmetrical form, and is popular for use as a Christmas tree, then with age develops a craggy and ‘individualistic’ character, with many different variations on the broad, sometimes rounded and open canopy forms seen in mature trees.

Scots Pine is native to much of Europe, and lovely old growth specimens, many over 400 years old, can be seen in Scotland (right), where conservation efforts are ongoing to protect and preserve native stands.

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