Pinus sylvestris   Scots Pine CCC DD N

Pinus sylvestris Pinus sylvestris

This specimen was growing in the actual limestone pavement of Gaitbarrows. This means that the height can be deceptive. There is so little nourishment here that quite old trees can be quite small as this one was. The cones are pendant and the leaves grow in pairs.

P. sylvestris is found throughout mainland Britain and although not as common in Ireland is still present in all areas.

Gaitbarrows, Lancashire 10th May 2005

Added on November 13th 2005, updated 22nd June 2011

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