You dont have to go very far away from the High Lodge area itself to discover a wide variety of coniferous and deciduous or broad leaf trees. There are one or two ornamental and exotic additions that have been planted over the years to add a bit more colour or interest to the visitors to the area.
Corsican Pine has a regular columnar crown, with short side branches. It has slender, flexible, grey-green needles. The bark has scaley plates with large fissures and is grey-mauve in colour. Branches grow in whorls around its trunk, one whorl per year, so estimating its age is easy.
The only native conifer to be grown commercially for timber, it has a broad domed crown. Young trees have grey / green bark that turns orange or reddish and develops fissures as the tree get older. Leaves are long, thin blue / green needles that grow in pairs. Cones are egg shaped with a point. They have woody scales that protect seeds inside.