Plant ID forum: Help identify this conifer

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Name: Ethan
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GreenEthan
Mar 7, 2018 5:38 AM CST
I do really need help to identify this conifer (Northern England)

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Mar 7, 2018 6:39 AM CST
Welcome!

It looks like a pine. Someone else may be able to ID it from the pictures, but I might guess Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine) based on the apparent length of the needles from a distance and the tree shape. But really I would need to see a picture of the trunk towards the top of the tree, and some needles in close-up. Can you reach any branches to pull off some needles? Pine needles come in groups attached at the base and that narrows down the choices. Also, for a two-needle pine, whether it snaps or curves when bent. If you can't reach branches there should be some needles on the ground that will at least indicate how many in a group.
Name: Ethan
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GreenEthan
Mar 7, 2018 7:21 AM CST
sooby said: Welcome!

It looks like a pine. Someone else may be able to ID it from the pictures, but I might guess Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine) based on the apparent length of the needles from a distance and the tree shape. But really I would need to see a picture of the trunk towards the top of the tree, and some needles in close-up. Can you reach any branches to pull off some needles? Pine needles come in groups attached at the base and that narrows down the choices. Also, for a two-needle pine, whether it snaps or curves when bent. If you can't reach branches there should be some needles on the ground that will at least indicate how many in a group.


Thanks for the reply. I will see tomorrow as its quite a walk from main property Acorn
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Leftwood
Mar 7, 2018 8:09 AM CST
Agree. You were smart to get a pic of the pine cones, as they are often the easiest way to identify conifers. It is a Scots pine, and a fairly common tree in the UK.
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Silversurfer
Mar 7, 2018 10:34 AM CST
Pinus sylvestris...Scots pine is very common in Scotland.
It's most easily identifiable feature from a distance is the beautiful bark at the top of the tree ...it is orange.. it glows especially in sunshine.

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...:

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I am sorry but I do not think your cones match with Pinus sylvestris.

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http://www.hlasek.com/foto/pin...

http://treesandshrubsonline.or...

Quote from International dendrology link above...

"For gardens there is scarcely any tree more picturesque than an old Scots pine, or with greater beauty of trunk, especially when lit by the low rays of the winter sun. The poet Wordsworth preferred the Highland pine of Scotland 'to all other trees except the Oak, taking into consideration its beauty in winter, and by moonlight, and in the evening' (Letter to the nurseryman James Grigor written from Rydall Mount, December 7, 1844)."
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