Scott's Pine (Pinus sylvestris)


Quick Facts

  • The first tree introduced to the United States around 1600
  • Wood commonly used for paper pulp
  • A snag (dead tree) can stand tall in a forest for over 100 years after it dies


Scots pine is a medium sized conifer with twisted, blue-green needles that are grouped in pairs. Its bark is a distinctive flaking orange, red-brown color. Produces grey-light brown cones 3 inches long.