Arboretum - Baltics (12/12)
Pinus sylvestris · Baltics
Pinus Sylvestris, commonly known as Baltic pine, is native to Eurasia, ranging from Western Europe to Eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains and Anatolia, and north to well inside the Arctic Circle. It is of particular importance to the forest ecosystem in Latvia - with around 30% of total forest area. It is also the most common tree species in Lithuania, where pinewoods occupy about 35% of total forest area. In Estonia, pine forests dominate many areas of the country – Pinus Sylvestris covers around 40% of the whole forest area.