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Scots Pine
Pinus sylvestris
Péine Albanach
Family: Pinaceae

Evergreen. Originally native, re-introduced.

Cones 4-7cm long, scales without a sharp point. Green, becoming brown at maturity. Stiff bluish-green leaves (pine-needles) in pairs at axils of scale-leaves. Bark on upper trunk becomes orange-red with maturity. Outline initially conical, becoming bare-trunked with flat-topped crown of foliage. Height to 30m.

Prefers sandy or stony acidic soils. Native in Ireland in post-glacial period. Re-introduced and widely planted.

Similar: Lodgepole Pine, P. contorta

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