Definition of Scots pine in English:

Scots pine

(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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For example, in the province of Norrbotten there were twenty times as many old Scots pines and Norway spruces as there are today.’
    • ‘These magnificent trees once coved the uplands of Lebanon, just as Scots pines once covered the Scottish Highlands.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We emerged from the woods at Caydale Mill, an idyllic spot with the beck, springs, handsome Scots pines, and a ford.’


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