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Scots Pine

Pinus sylvestris     Fr: Pin Sylvestre

photo The Scots pine grows abundantly in the lower and middle altitudes. The shape is conical or like a pyramid until the trees are older, when the tops flatten out or otherwise get more interesting shapes.

The trunks are distinctive, with the upper two-thirds looking bright rust-red from a distance. From closer, you'll see a thin gray bark that flakes off, exposing the red color beneath.

The needles have a bluish tint, especially compared to the maritime pine, and these two trees often grow together.

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