Jock’s Favourite Plants - Scots Pine
Jock thinks that the oldest Scots pine trees on Bennachie are about 115 years old and can be found just below Mither Tap, heading towards the Bennachie Visitor Centre. Scots pine trees can live for over 300 years.
Scots pines are conifers and have needle like leaves. Their seeds are found in cones and take two years to ripen.
Scots Pine Trees in the Caledonian Forest
Caledonia is the Roman name for Scotland and is derived from the early Celtic word "caleto" meaning hard or strong. Caledonia Forest is often considered one of the real wilderness areas in Britain.
Watch this video to learn more about the Caledonian Forest.
Find out more about the Scots pine at the Forestry and Land Scotland web site.
Lots of animals feed on the cones from Scots Pine. Watch this to find out more perhaps you can find some nibbled comes too?
This is part of the Things That Grow information.