Scots Pine in plantation with cones born directly on branches and trunk. Is this a know variation/disease?
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Edit: I do agree with Syrphus, below, by the way...
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I don't think these cones look like P. sylvestris with these long spines on the scales, so check before you add another ID.
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I agree with the previous comments,don't think this is Pinus sylvestris, the cones are far too large, you need a close up of the needles to look at their characteristics- how long, number of needles in a bundle and colour, which varies.
David J Trevan
Thank you MrG. www.archive.org has some very similar photos of cones borne directly on the branches.
Lat/Lng: 51.3293, 1.0844
OS grid ref: TR149634