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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Pinus radiata - Monterey Pine

Monterey Pine was a fashionable tree during the 1970s and 1980s when it was promoted as worth planting because of its salt tolerance. On the Isles of Scilly it was also planted as windbreaks. Monterey Pine is certainly very successful in Cornwall. In a few instances it was planted in totally inappropriate places such as on Phillack Towans (SW53P), where, thankfully, it did not do well and the surviving trees are gradually disappearing. Seedlings have been found at a few localities such as at Egloskerry (SX28T, 1970, L.J.Margetts) and Skimmel Bridge (SW42J, 1994, F.Potts).

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.