Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Scots Pine Tree

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Tree Bark — Can you identify the species?

Bark of the Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris.

Seurasaari, western Helsinki, Finland.

Image: GrrlScientist, 22 February 2009. [larger view].

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  1. #1 CyberLizard
    February 25, 2009

    Looks to me like some kind of pine, judging by the plated, almost scaly bark. It resembles the kinds of pines I grew up with in Florida; longleaf and shortleaf pines. Although I could be (and probably am) completely wrong.

  2. #2 Tuokku
    February 26, 2009

    No, CyberLizard, I would say you’re completely right. Pinus sylvestris, to be precise.

  3. #3 SimonG
    February 26, 2009

    Very nice. You’ve got a good eye for interesting textures.

  4. #4 Dreamybee
    March 12, 2009


    Just visiting from the Festival of Trees. Lovely picture! Have you ever counted to see how many different mosses and lichens are growing on that one tree?

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