|Grid reference||ST 17999 78333|
|Common name||Pyrenean pine|
|Common name||Corsican pine|
|Common name||Salzmann's pine|
|Origin||Pyrenees, Iberia, N. Africa|
|Tag||Green plastic: 02443|
|Height||12M March 2021|
|Girth||205cm March 2021|
†This tree has not been fully identified. It might be a Pinus nigra austriaca with an unusual habit.
This tree is at the south end about 50M from the entrance beside Cathays Library.
It is a two-needle pine. Needles measured 8 to 13cm long and just over 1mm wide. They are not prickle-tipped. A cone measured 5.5cm long and 27mm at its broadest.
General tree description
Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii is a subspecies of the Black pine, Pinus nigra. It is a medium-sized tree and smaller than the other black pines, reaching up to 25 metres tall. Its stem starts straight but becomes forked and deformed, making a low, broad crown. The branches spread outward in maturity and the foliage droops at the lower extremities. The bark is light brown, fissured with scaly plates. The leaves are slender needles in pairs, grey-green, blunt tipped, 8 to 16cm long and 1 to 1.3mm wide. They are longer and more flexible than those of other black pine subspecies. The cones are 4 to 6cm long, purplish brown, with flat scales.