Scots pine is an evergreen conifer native to northern Europe, and is one of just three conifers native to the UK. Mature trees grow up to 35 metres and can live for up to 700 years. After pollination by wind, the female flowers turn green and develop into cones. They mature the following season, meaning there are always cones of different ages on the one tree.

Did you know: Scots pine timber is one of the strongest softwoods available, and it is used in the manufacture of telegraph poles. pit props, gate posts and fencing.