Scots Pine

Pinus sylvestris L.


NATURE coniferous tree
IMPLANTATION in bundles of two needles
arranged in spirals
Medical value: The resin is used for fabrication of turpentine oil, often used as a treatment for bronchitis and pneumonia. Turpentine oil is also a good disinfectant.
Use: Formerly the wood was used in constructing ships masts. Today, it is commonly used for carpentry, parquet and door framing. Our forebears even worshipped the cones and apical buds.


Bloom. All months in which we can find blooming specimens. Regional differences may occur.
Harvest Time. All months in which we can find ripe fruits on trees. Unripe fruit can be found earlier on trees and shrubs. Sometimes even throughout the year, as happens with trees such as pines, this fruit ripens over several years.
Both flowers and ripe fruit may occur at the same time in some months.