Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens
When compared with others, this particular Scots Pine, or Pinus sylvestrus, clearly has some differing growth patterns. If you take a closer look at the cluster, or “witch’s broom,” toward the back of the tree, you might notice that the shape of those shoots remind you of the shape of the “Bailey’s Upright” on Kienzle Overlook. A curious veterinary student, Evan Reed, grew the “witch’s broom” successfully and had it approved as an official cultivated variety, called “Bailey’s Upright” in honor of the renowned botanist, Liberty Hyde Bailey.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Conifer Slope Tour