|Grid reference||ST 18575 79153|
|Common name||Austrian pine|
|Alternative name||Pinus nigra subsp. nigra|
|Origin||South Austria, Central Italy and Balkans|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||23M April 2015|
|Height||24.5M December 2020|
|Girth||385cm @ 1M April 2015|
|Girth||398cm @ 1M December 2020|
This tree is to be found east of brook, on the lawn south of the children's playground. It is thought to be part of the original planting of the Botanic Garden, according to W.W.Pettigrew's article for the Cardiff Naturalists' Society (1894-5, volume XXVII part I, pages 52-62).
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.