Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
[ Trees > Conifers > Pines . . . ] Forest Type: Plantations
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Natural to northern Eurasia; widely introduced in North America in urban areas and in plantations; popular as a Christmas tree.
Stature: 35-70 feet high; trunk to 2 feet in diameter; with a conical crown when young and a spreading, irregular crown at maturity.
Needles: In bundles of 2; 1-3 inches long; dark blue-green; stiff and sharp; twisted.
Bark: Orange and peeling on young trees or on upper branches of mature trees; gray and broken up into plates when mature.
Cones: 1-3 inches long; oblong; scales flattened, with a blocky to squarish bump at the tip.
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Kuo, M. (2010, November). Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/pinus_sylvestris.html