Scots Pine


Scots Pine; Pinus sylvestris
The only true native pine tree in the UK, the Scots pine tree can be found in abundance in the Caledonian pine forest of Scotland. It was even voted the national tree of Scotland in 2014.
Although used mainly for construction due to rather incredible strong soft wood, the Scots pine is also a home for wildlife such as the red squirrel, pine marten and Scottish wildcat. 

Do you know that the needles on young trees grow longer than the needles of older trees?