Pinus nigra austriaca at Heath Park

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Pinus nigra austriaca
August 2015

Grid reference ST 17765 79641
Common name Austrian pine
Alternative name Pinus nigra subsp. nigra
Origin South Austria, Central Italy and Balkans
Deciduous No
Height 19M August 2015
Girth 319cm August 2015
Reference 269

This tree is on the eastern edge of the car park and is shown of the 1950 and 1952 aerial photographs as being a mature tree at that time.

Pinus nigra austriaca bark

Pinus nigra austriaca bark
August 2015

Pinus nigra austriaca foliage

Pinus nigra austriaca foliage
early August 2015

Pinus nigra austriaca foliage2

Pinus nigra austriaca foliage
early August 2015

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.