Although the Scots Pine is not native to Canada, it probably is the most popular pine for landscaping purposes. It is not a particularly fast growing tree but its grows many branches that make the tree look very full and bushy in open areas.
The tree has a distinct tap-root that makes it very wind firm and due to its bushy nature makes it an excellent tree to fill in large open areas on farms and acreages. It also makes an excellent Christmas tree and is grown extensively in plantations for this purpose.
The Scots pine grows best in location that receive full sun and therefore are best positioned in the south or west facing row of a shelter belt.