Pinus nigra austriaca #1 at Cathays Cemetery

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Pinus nigra austriaca (centre tree)
mid December 2020

Grid reference 622
Common name Austrian pine
Alternative name Pinus nigra subsp. nigra
Origin South Austria, Central Italy and Balkans
Deciduous No
Map section C
Height 27M December 2020
Girth 252cm December 2020
Reference ST 18052 78848

This tree is in the centre of a group of large mature pines towards the north west corner of the cemetery.

Pinus nigra austriaca bark

Pinus nigra austriaca bark
mid December 2020

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Pinus nigra austriaca foliage
mid December 2020

Pinus nigra austriaca cone1

Pinus nigra austriaca cone
mid December 2020

Pinus nigra austriaca cone2

Pinus nigra austriaca cone
mid December 2020

Pinus nigra austriaca bud

Pinus nigra austriaca buds
mid December 2020

General tree description

Pinus nigra austriaca can grow to 30 metres in height, with a wide spreading top and often a branchy, almost multi-stemmed form. Its bark is grey and fissured, with silvery plates. The leaves are stiff, straight needles arranged in pairs, about 12 cm long and with a dense appearance. The cones are woody, with ridged scale tips and 5-9cm in length.