The TreeThis tree attains a height of 36m and a diameter of 1m.
The TimberSimilar to Scots pine in appearance, but more resinous, coarser-textured, with a greater preponderance of knots, and a wider sapwood. It is an important source of resin extraction in parts of Europe, and since tapping encourages the formation of resin within the tree, this results in variations in the weight of the wood; consequently the weight can vary from 510 kg/m3 to about 730 kg/m3 in the dried state.
DryingFast drying with a slight tendency to check
StrengthSimilar to those of Scots pine.
Working QualitiesGood - Generally works readily with both hand and machine tools with variable dulling effect on cutting edges depending on the resin content. A clean finish is obtainable provided cutting edges are kept sharpened.
Latin NamePinus pinaster
Also known asmaritime pine
TextureMedium to coarse
OriginGreece, France, Portugal, UK