There are 4 Austrian Pines in this area. Andrew Murray’s original plan for the
Cemetery shows provision for 3 Austrian Pines along with 2 Corsican Pines and 2
Crimean Pines.
These are all different subspecies of Black Pine Pinus nigra and it can be quite
difficult to distinguish between them. The Austrian Black Pine Pinus nigra ‘nigra’ as
its name suggests, is native to Central Europe. Its growth is fairly upright and it has
dense bunches of short stiff needles, which occur in pairs. Cones appear from early
summer, turning from green to grey-brown. The bark is characterised by scaly plates.

Tree Trail. Stop 15: Austrian Pine