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Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)  NATIVE

  
    

 

Large evergreen 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.

Strong general purpose timber. Used for fencing, joinery, building, flooring, box and packing case manufacture,
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.

Leaves
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