Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) http://www.britishtrees.com/guide/scotspine.htm
Description: Large evergreen and only native British Pine.
Where found: Found from
Uses past & present: Strong general purpose timber.
Uses of wood - Preservatives are effective on this wood hence suitable for outdoors. Used for fencing, joinery, building, flooring, box and packing case manufacture, railway sleepers, pitwood, fibreboard, chipboard, and telegraph poles. Referred to by the timber trade as "redwood" or "deal".
Food and drink -
The needles yield a medicinal oil also pitch, tars, resin and turpentine obtained from
The Palm and the Pine
From the German of Heine. http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/3515
In the far North stands a Pine-tree, lone,
Upon a wintry height;
It sleeps: around it snows have thrown
A covering of white.
It dreams forever of a Palm
That, far i' the Morning-land,
Stands silent in a most sad calm
Midst of the burning sand.
Point Lookout Prison, 1864.
Lanier's poem: The Palm and the Pine