Common name: SCOTS PINE
Very winter hardy, but has tendency to winter browning, particularly on dry exposed sites; commonly used on inside row of farmstead shelterbelts.
Latin name: Pinus sylvestris L.
Type of tree: coniferous (introduced)
Height: 20 metres
Growth rate: fast
Fruit and flowers: winged seeds produced in hard, knobby light brown cones; 3 to 5 centimetres; cones open for seed dispersal then drop
Soil: well adapted to dry, sandy soils; fair alkali tolerance
Limitations: will not tolerate flooding; performs poorly in exposed locations; limited value for wildlife, but young trees may be browsed by deer