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Corsican Pine or Scots Pine?

I am conducting fieldwork in the UK and I need to identify a tree which I think is either a Scots pine or a Corsican (black) pine but I am not sure. These pictures were taken in Warrington, UK. Any help would be appreciated.


  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,073
    Just going by needle length I'd say it's not a Scots pine. It doesn't rule out other types of black pine though.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,274
    I would agree that it is not a Scots pine, but I don't know what it is.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,244
    edited October 2019
    The clue to Pinus sylvestris.....Scots pine is to look to the top of the tree.
    It has gorgeous red,bare bark...but easier to see on old trees. 
    Pinus nigra, the Austrian pine or black pine.
    The needles occur in pairs, are 10–15cm long and very stiff. They have slightly serrated edges and can be straight or curved.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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