|Grid reference||ST 17941 78768|
|Common name||Maritime pine|
|Common name||Bournemouth pine|
|Height||20M February 2021|
|Girth||313cm over ivy February 2021|
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.
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