|Grid reference||ST 18579 79145|
|Common name||Hartweg's pine|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||16.5M February 2015|
|Girth||285cm February 2015|
This tree is to be found east of brook, on the lawn south of the children's playground, the centre tree in a line of three tall pines beside the footpath. It was previously thought to be a Pinus montezumae (Montezuma pine) and is believed to be one of the original plantings, along with the Austrian and Corsican pines on either side of it.
General tree description
Pinus hartwegii grows to 15 to 30 metres in height and when mature has a rounded or domed top. Its thick, dark grey-brown bark is scaly or fissured. The needle-like leaves are 10 to 20 cm long, shiny green, and in fascicles (clusters) of three, four or five. The cones are ovoid and black or dark purple. In their second autumn they grow to 7 to 17 cm long and open to 5-7 cm broad.
This tree is not common and is described in the Tree Register Handbook (2011) as "very occasional", where occasional is defined as "individuals in many large gardens or towns but more generally absent".