Scots Pine

sophia leonard asked 13 years ago

How old, approximately, is a Scots Pine before it starts taking on its mature ( and majestic) shape? I am wondering will I live long enough to enjoy it!!

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Conifers change from a juvenile Christmas  tree-like shape as they age and take on the mature shape of tall stem and flat top of branches. This takes at least two decades and depends on the species.

Scots pine will top up after about twnety five or thrity years, but this can vary depending on the tree itself and the soil in which it is growing. They top out more quickly in poor soil.

But in any case you will be leaving it for posterity and in the meantime you can enjoy the many fine specimens planted by previous generations!