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Scotch Pine

(sometimes incorrectly called the Scotch fir).

Indigenous in the northern parts of Scotland and in the Alps, and from

Sweden and Norway, where it forms large forests eastward throughout

northern Europe and Asia.

At Southington, Conn., many of these trees, probably originating from an

introduced pine in the vicinity, were formerly scattered over a rocky

pasture and in the adjoining woods, a tract of about two acres in

extent. Most of these were cut down in 1898, but the survivors, if left

to themselves, will doubtless multiply rapidly, as the conditions have

proved very favorable (C. H. Bissell in lit., 1899).

Like P. resinosa and P. Banksiana, it has its foliage leaves in

twos, with neither of which, however, is it likely to be confounded;

aside from the habit, which is quite different, it may be distinguished

from the former by the shortness of its leaves, which are less than 2

inches long, while those of P. resinosa are 5 or 6; and from the

latter by the position of its cones, which point outward and downward at

maturity, while those of P. Banksiana follow the direction of the


Picea nigra, Link.

Picea Mariana, B. S. P. (including Picea brevifolia, Peck).

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