Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
This black pine from Austria is a big fan of mountains and lots of light. It has acclimated well to the square. It belongs to a very determined species: it is able to grow in soils that are fairly poor and also in chalky soils. It puts up with winds across the plain. This tree seems to have grown freely without competition from neighbouring trees. We feel that it first soared up high, and then its youthful crown started to fill out; it is quite high perched and in the form of cone. Its lower branches drop down with a certain sense of lethargy, giving it a little bit of a subdued air. They go against the species’ reputation of being stiff and sometimes even austere. In a few years, its bark with large silvery grey patches will become blackish, which may be how it earned a reputation of being austere.