Pine, Corsican

Pine

Pine, Corsican

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Durability

Density in kg/m3

Pine

The Tree
It attains a height of 45m and a diameter of 1 m or more.

The Timber
The heartwood is light yellowish-brown clearly demarcated from the yellowish-white sapwood. It is similar in appearance to Scots pine, but the sapwood is wider, much wider in material grown in the UK while the texture is fairly coarse. The wood weighs 510 kg/m3 when dried, and often contains a greater number of large knots than Scots pine.

Drying
Dries very rapidly and well, with little degrade except slight checking around knots and some splitting of these. The wide sapwood is liable to fungal staining unless dried quickly after conversion.

Latin Name
Pinus nigra var maritima

Also known as
Corsican pine

Wood Type
Softwood

Treatability
Extremely difficult, Easy (Sapwood)

Moisture
Small

Texture
Coarse

Origin
Spain, Italy, Greece