|Grid reference||ST 17759 79631|
|Common name||Scots pine|
|Origin||Europe to NE Asia|
|Height||19M August 2016|
|Girth||235cm August 2015|
This tree is on the south eastern edge of the car park and is shown of the 1950 and 1952 aerial photographs as being a mature tree at that time.
General tree description
Pinus sylvestris is the only Pine native to Britain. It is a large tree, up to around 36 metres tall, often with a single stem and a conical top that flattens out in maturity. The bark is reddish when young, but with age it develops mauve or purple rugged plates on the lower trunk and becomes orange-pink at the top of the tree. The leaves are needles in pairs, grey- or blue-green, twisted, thick and quite short (5 to 7cm long). The cones are woody, slim and 5 to 8cm long.