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Free Images of Trees - Scotch Pine 

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Pinus sylvestris is commonly knows as "Scotch or Scots Pine".  This species of conifer is the world's most widely distributed pine.  It is native to Europe and one of the first trees introduced to North America.  In Europe, this tree grows straight and tall, however, because of the species introduced, trunks North America are irregularly shaped and produce poor quality wood.  Although it is used for pulpwood and saw logs, its main value in the United States is for erosion control, as an ornamental, and as a Christmas tree.

It should be noted that while many conifers have a uniform shape, Scots Pine may come in a variety of forms and sizes.  While younger trees have a classical conical form, mature trees may be tall and narrow with only a few side branches, to open and spreading with multiple trunks.

Similar to the Jack Pine, this species is also a 2-needle pine but its needles are almost twice as long as those of the Jack Pine.  A differentiating characteristic to watch for is the "twist" or spiral that individual needles have.  Also, needles of this species are not as divergent (forming a V) as those of the Jack Pine.  This species is commonly used as a Christmas tree.  

Young bark at the top of the tree is an orange colour, older bark is dark and scaly. This species is intolerant of shade.

 

 

Scots Scotch Pine christmas tree.

Scotch Pine - 1
Photographed at a Christmas tree lot.

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Because this species grows quickly, has good needle retention and a lovely fragrance, it makes an excellent Christmas tree.

 

Scotch Scots pine christmas tree.

Scotch Pine - 2
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The Wonder 
of Trees


 

 

 

"Even if I knew 
that tomorrow 
the world 
would go to pieces, 
I would still plant 
my apple tree."

~ Martin Luther ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I think that I 
shall never see
A poem as lovely
as a tree.

A tree whose hungry 
mouth is pressed,
Against the earth's 
sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks 
at God all day
And lifts her leafy 
arms to pray;

A tree that may 
in Summer wear
A nest of robins
 in her hair;

Upon whose bosom 
snow has lain;
Who intimately 
lives with rain.

Poems are made 
by fools like me,
but only God 
can make a tree."

~ Joyce Kilmer ~
"Trees" 1914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The best time
to plant a tree
was 20 years ago.
The next best
time is now."

~ Chinese Proverb ~

 

 

 

 

 

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