The Pinus Sylvestris
is commonly known as Scots Pine
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Scots pine is the most widely distributed pine in the world. It's
native range includes Scotland, Scandinavia (excluding Denmark),
northern Europe, and northern Asia. It is introduced in many areas in
the United States and Canada, and is naturalized in the Northeast and in
the Great Lakes states [29
The currently accepted scientific name of Scots pine is Pinus
]. Scots pine introduced in North America are nearly all the typical variety,
In Europe and Asia, Scots pine forms a boreal forest type with Norway
spruce (Picea abies). Scots pine is listed as a dominant species in
the following classification: Forest types and their significance .
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Sullivan, Janet. 1993. Pinus sylvestris. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.