Pinus nigra austriaca at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Pinus nigra austriaca
April 2015

Grid reference ST 18575 79153
Common name Austrian pine
Alternative name Pinus nigra subsp. nigra
Origin South Austria, Central Italy and Balkans
Deciduous No
Status Glamorgan Champion 2015
Height 23M April 2015
Height 24.5M December 2020
Girth 385cm @ 1M April 2015
Girth 398cm @ 1M December 2020
Reference 176

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).

Pinus nigra austriaca bark

Pinus nigra austriaca bark
April 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.