|Grid reference||ST 18562 79085|
|Common name||Stone pine|
|Common name||Umbrella pine|
|Common name||Parasol pine|
|Height||17M March 2016|
|Girth||216cm March 2016|
This tree is about 115M north of the conservatory on the western bank of the stream. It is thought to be one of the original plantings in the Botanic Garden.
General tree description
Pinus pinea is a small to medium sized tree, up to around 20 metres tall, with a dense flat-topped or umbrella shaped crown. Its bark is deeply fissured and develops large orange-purple plates. The leaves are needles in pairs, grey-green, stiff, straight and up to 15cm long. The cones are 8 to 15cm long, and nut-brown in colour.
Pinus pinea is not common in Britain and is described in the Tree Register as "occasional", meaning "individuals in many large gardens or towns but more generally absent".