Photographer's Note

Scots pine always seems,to me,such a lonely tree but very stately tree.
Pinus sylvestris is an evergreen coniferous tree growing up to 25 m in height and 1 m trunk diameter when mature, exceptionally to 3545 m tall and 1.7 m trunk diameter and on very productive sites (in Estonia, there are some 220 year old trees that are 46 metres tall in the forests of Jrvselja). The bark is thick, scaly dark grey-brown on the lower trunk, and thin, flaky and orange on the upper trunk and branches. The habit of the mature tree is distinctive due to its long, bare and straight trunk topped by a rounded or flat-topped mass of foliage. The lifespan is normally 150300 years, with the oldest recorded specimens (in Sweden and Norway) just over 700 years.

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