Pinus sylvestris - Scots Pine
Pinus sylvestris - Scots Pine is one of only three conifers native to the UK and our only native Pine. It is the worlds 2nd most widespread conifer after Juniper.
An important species for the UK for economic and ecological reasons.
A large evergreen conifer Scots Pine has long blue green needles that grow in pairs. Male and female flowers grow on the same tree and once the female flowers have been pollinated by wind they turn green and develop into cones. The mature cones are grey-brown in colour.
The redwood timber of Scots Pine is relatively lightweight yet strong and can be easily treated with preservatives to prolong its service life for exterior uses.