Corsican Pine

Pinus nigra var maritima

Description:
Corsican pine
Facts:

This species of Black pine is a valuable timber species producing straight knot free timber. It can be distinguished from the native Scots Pine by the distinctive twist in its needles.

Corsican pine dominates Thetford Forest in East Anglia which is the largest man-made pine forest in Britain.

Its future is assured by its value to the timber industry

Introduced:

1759
Origin:
Corsica, Southern Italy and Sicily.
Location:
South and Midlands of England, South Wales and East coast of Scotland
Status:
Increasing due to planned planting.
Problems:
Comments:
None known apart from usual problems with monoculture.