SCOTS PINE Pinus
sylvestris female flowers (left) at tip of shoot with clusters of
male flowers (right) which produce masses of pollen. Scots Pine
is wind pollinated. Scots Pine is found on the old reservoir
site, Hog hill, and on the golf course.
Twig of BLACK PINE
Pinus nigra nigra. The needle-like leaves are in pairs averaging
12 cm. length. Black pine is found on the old reservoir site on
Hog hill, in Hainault Lodge and on the Golf course.
After pollination the
upright female flowers of SCOTS PINE turn downwards and take two years
to develop into mature cones.
PINE bole is a rustic brown except at the base.
BLACK PINE bole
These mature SCOTS PINE cones have
opened and released their seeds
BLACK PINE cone (6cm) with two cones stripped of their scales and the
seed removed by grey squirrels
Young cone of DEODAR in
Hainault Lodge Local Nature Reserve.
The mature cone is oval in
shape with a flat top. Leaves radiate from a short spur.
baccata showing needle-like leaves with ripe and developing
fruit. All parts of the tree are very POISONOUS.
Photo: 17 Sept 2005. All
Saints, Chigwell Row.
Young YEW tree near Sheepwater.
Many saplings are found throughout the woodland area. The seeds are probably
spread by birds. There is a mature tree in All Saints, Chigwell Row.