For commercially grown Scots Pine trees, their life will start in a forest Nursery.
Mature Pine Trees are often lopsided. However, during those early years of their life, they all look very much the same.
From the seedling stage, and after maybe 2 years in a nursery, the young trees will be planted out, mostly in a recently cleared site of newly felled trees, like the photo above, to begin the 60 or 70 year cycle once more.
Once they have a few years under their belts, the male flowers will appear in the Spring.
These then pollinate the female flowers …
…. and the result is ….
…. and ending up as ….
The final observation I would bring to you is the orange quality of the bark. Particularly evident in this large stand of Pines.