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Scots Pine or Scotch PineScotch Pine

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Scotch Pine - One of the most common Christmas trees; stiff branches; stiff, dark green needles one inch long; holds needles for four weeks; needles will stay on even when dry; has open appearance and more room for ornaments; keeps aroma throughout the season; introduced into United States by European settlers. The Scotch Pine, or Scots Pine, is the only pine native to northern Europe ranging from Western Europe including Scotland, to Eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains and Anatolia, and north to well inside the Arctic Circle in Fennoscandia. has been widely planted and naturalized throughout northeast and midwest North America for centuries

The colour is a bright green. The most common Christmas tree in the U.S., the scotch pine has an excellentScotch Pine needles close-up survival rate, is easy to replant and will remain fresh throughout the holiday season. If you want a potted tree to use as a Christmas tree and then plant after Christmas, Scotch Pine work well for that.

See photo at right and click here for a close-up photo of a scotch pine tree .

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