Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) NATIVE
and only native British Pine. Height 40m. Age - typically up to 150 years but
can live much longer.
Bark has distinctive red / orange tinge, particularly in crown.
purpose timber. Used for fencing, joinery, building, flooring, box and packing
railway sleepers, pitwood, fibreboard, chipboard, and telegraph poles.
Referred to by the timber trade as "redwood" or "deal".
Food and drink
- The needles yield a medicinal oil also pitch, tars, resin and turpentine.
Two needles, 25-80mm long, twisted and finely toothed blue-green to blue-grey in colour.
Break the needles in half and the ends have a "hairy" appearance