Pinus pinaster at Cathays Cemetery

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Pinus pinaster
late February 2021

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Pinus pinaster
late February 2021

Grid reference ST 17941 78768
Common name Maritime pine
Common name Bournemouth pine
Origin Mediterranean region
Deciduous No
Map section R
Height 20M February 2021
Girth 313cm over ivy February 2021
Reference 640

This tree is on the Allensbank road boundary opposite Llanishen Street.

A damp, fallen, unopened cone weighed 244gm, was 15cm long and 5.5cm at its widest. When handling the cone, its scales felt quite sharp.

It is a two-needle pine and the needles vary in length between 16cm and 28cm. The needles are quite stiff and are about 1.8mm across.

Pinus pinaster bark

Pinus pinaster bark
late February 2021

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Pinus pinaster foliage
late February 2021

Pinus pinaster foliage2

Pinus pinaster foliage
late February 2021

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Pinus pinaster leaves
mid February 2021

Pinus pinaster cone2

Pinus pinaster new cone
late February 2021

Pinus pinaster cone1

Pinus pinaster fallen cone
mid February 2021

General tree description

Pinus pinaster is a medium-sized to large tree, up to about 30 metres tall, with a rounded head on a long bole. It may lean with age. The bark is orange-purple and deeply fissured in small squares. The leaves are pale grey-green needles in pairs, stout (2 mm wide) and up to 25cm long. The cones are 10–20cm long and 4–6cm wide. They are green at first, ripening to glossy red-brown when two years old, and often remaining on the tree for several years