* Needles blue-green, short-pointed, 1-3".
* Bark orange near top of tree; peeling in papery flakes. Lower on trunk,
bark is gray to red-brown, forming longitudinal scaly plates.
* Cones in groups of 2-3, gray,
* Height: 30-60'.
* Habitat: Forest settings with full sun and well-drained soil.
* Naturalized range: Southern Canada and northeastern United States.
* Introduced from Europe, but naturalized in New England.
* The Scots pine has spread from Norway and Scotland to Spain, and it
is also native to western Asia and northeastern Siberia.
* Scots pines are the most popular Christmas trees; their graceful,
symmetrical shape occupies the place of honor of millions of
homes each December. They are also considered one of the most
picturesque pine trees.