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Tree of the month - November 2016

Posted: October 27, 2016 at 21:48 pm

What is tree of the month?

Pinus nigra (Black pine)

Black pine

Why is it tree of the month?

An important tree in the Westonbirt landscape, black pine is native to parts of Europe and is split into 5 subspecies, though it's taxonomic treatment is somewhat controversial! We hope to add to our current specimens through collections we have made in south Italy.

Known as Calabrian pine to the locals, huge trees of what is generally known as Pinus nigra subsp. laricio grow in Aspromonte National Park and elsewhere.

Where can I find it?

Young and mature specimens can be found throughout the collection.

You can locate specimens using the Westonbirt map.