Scots pine in the photo is impressive in beauty. And at 5 - 7 years of age, pines already freely tolerate low fires.
Scots pine in the photo often depicted against a steppe background. And this is not surprising. After all, the growth halo extends from the forest tundra to the steppe part of the European zone. You can also find it in Siberia, and in the Far East it is a rare specimen. It adapts to many types of soil, which is why it is so widely distributed.
Very light-requiring... It grows extremely poorly in the shade. Not demanding on the presence of a large amount of nutrients in the soil. Therefore, it can often be seen growing on sands, rocks or raised bogs. But this does not mean at all that it will not grow on rich soils. On the contrary, it will grow very well. From all that has been said, we can conclude that she practically all soils "on the shoulder".
Neighborhood with other trees is not desirable. Grows in open areas.
Traditional and folk medicine has not spared Scotch pine. There was a use for pine buds, needles, resin and tar.
For medicinal purposes, branches and cones are used. The kidneys are rich in essential oil. The needles contain ascorbic acid, the resin contains essential oil and resin acids.
Expectorants and diuretics are prepared from the kidneys.