Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also Scots fir)
A Eurasian pine tree which is extensively planted for its timber (deal) and other products. It is the dominant tree of the old Caledonian pine forest of the Scottish Highlands.
- Pinus sylvestris, family Pinaceae
- These magnificent trees once coved the uplands of Lebanon, just as Scots pines once covered the Scottish Highlands.
- The nursery grows mainly white spruce, black spruce, Norway spruce, jack pine, red pine, eastern white pine, Scots pine and smaller amounts of various other species.
- Trees, especially Scots pines, were frequently used to mark boundaries at a range of socio-political levels (estates, parishes and even national borders), and to mark paths and trails.
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