Find out more about the Scots pine tree below. 

Scots pine

Scots pine tree

Scientific name: Pinus sylvestris

Family: Pinaceae

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Origin: native

Maximum height: 35 metres

Lives for: up to 700 years

This is an evergreen tree, meaning it keeps its needle-like leaves all year. Scots pine is the only native pine to the UK. Pine resin was used as a sealing wax to line beer barrels and boats and is widely planted for timber.