The Black Isle used to be covered in Pine Forest, part of the Great Wood of Caledon. Most was felled for agriculture or replaced with commercial alien species . But if you look hard enough there are natural type pines all over. There is a recognised fragment at Monadh Mor, a stunning bog woodland, but small groups, or even single trees, can be found all over it. It is difficult to be certain, especially when there are Larches there too, as here, as the Victorians often planted them together with Pines, but what a dream for all these fragments to be linked together with native planting!
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