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Trees

Scots pine

Scots pine

Pinus sylvestris

Scotland’s only native pine tree has orange coloured bark and blue-green foliage. Where trees have space to grow the boughs and branches spread to form flattened areas of dense foliage. It is thought that in some glens the more bent and multi-branche...

Rowan (or mountain ash)

Rowan (or mountain ash)

Alnus glutinosa

A grey smooth barked tree which has two distinct forms in the landscape; either a single trunk or in a multiple stemmed form branching out from close to the ground. Its leaves are pinate, meaning there are multiple leaves on one stem. It produces white...

Aspen

Aspen

Populus tremula

Aspen trees are commonest in northern Scotland where they occur in small fragmented and isolated stands often consisting of only a few trees. These stands tend to be of one clone. Although there are male and female trees very rarely is seed successfull...

Alder

Alder

Alnus glutinosa

A common waterside tree seen in groups, you will notice the alder’s unmistakeable mat of dark orange roots that are often visible along the waters edge and form a very good barrier against erosion. Looking closely you will see some nodules on the expose...