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Campus Tour:
Trees
Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestrus (Scotch Pine)


19. Walking along the south side of Reed Hall toward the student parking lot, before you come to the parking gates you will see several: Pinus sylvestrus (Scotch Pine). This species has short 1-3 inch (2.5-8 cm) long needle leaves in groups of two. The needles are somewhat twisted. The bark is often bright orange, darkening somewhat with age. This species is native to Scotland and northern Europe across to Siberia. In the Scottish Caledonian Islands where it is native, mature trees can be 250 years old. It has been widely planted in the United States as an ornamental or windbreak and is sometimes used as a Christmas tree.


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