In North America, also called Scotch pine, despite having nothing to do with the production nor enjoyment of that beverage.

In the 🇬🇧 UK, also called ◼︎ yellow pine.  Although do not confuse with sister-species sometimes also called that:

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

Map of distribution data, select to see details
Native throughout 🇳🇴 🇸🇪 🇫🇮 Scandinavia, and much of 🇪🇺 Europe, 🇷🇺 Russia and Siberia.

▭ 🌎︎ Map (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

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In this area (particularly 🇨🇦 Canada AB BC SK, and 🇺🇸 USA AZ CA CO ID MO MT NV NM OR SD UT WA WI WY):

  • do not move pine logs, stumps, branches, firewood nor untreated lumber
due to possible infestation by the insect mountain pine beetle (MPB)  Dendroctonus ponderosae, which carries various species of 🍄︎ fungus / mushroom  kingdom Fungi.

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.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 64)

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

This plant is known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Learn more about Scots pine Pinus sylvestris

Best Control Practices BCP (Ontario)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

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