Also called Scotch pine.  Part of 🌲︎ pine  genus Pinus in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae.

Native throughout Scandinavia, western 🇪🇺 Europe, 🇷🇺 Russia and Siberia.  Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in Michigan

The 💎︎ mineral olivine is harder than most other minerals.  Thus compared to other areas, 🗻︎ mountain ridges made of olivine are slower to break down, have thinner soils, and are often dryer.  This tree, being drought-resistant, is thus one of few trees to thrive on olivine rock.  Which results in the 💎︎🌲︎ olivine pine forests around certain fjords in 🇳🇴 Norway.

Some sources say one of the ♐︎ Schöningen spears was made from the wood of this tree.

Learn more about Scots pine Pinus sylvestris

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