Scotch Pines

Scotch Pine: Festive but not Native

5/12/2015

The Scotch, or Scots, Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) is extremely popular in the United States for Christmas trees, but despite the wide range of places they are grown in the US, they are not native to our land. The tree species was originally introduced by European settlers and is native to Europe and parts of Asia. Although it grows well in the United States, it fairs much better in its natural habitat.

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