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Scots Pine

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Buds can be scurfy...
...or not, but always have reflexed scales
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Break a needle to see "beard" of fibres
Description:

The commonest two-needled pine?
Usually quite easy to ID as the bark on the upper part of the trunk is usually distinctively orangey-red.
Check around the base for fallen foliage: needles are in pairs, and are short: less than 3" (7cms), and are often glaucous (blue-ish).
The needles don't break cleanly - you get a short "beard" of white fibres.

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Species with which Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) interacts