Tree species: pine

Color: sapwood white to yellowish white, heartwood, honey yellow light brown to reddish brown

Hardness: medium

Characteristics: decorative coniferous wood with clear annual ring structure

Heartwood formation: yes the pine is a true heartwood tree

Psychological equivalent: the needles and twig tips contain valuable essential oils that promise relief from coughs and inflammations. On a psychological level, the pine helps to bring pent-up tears into flow. Pine is a symbol of longevity, immortality and endurance among the Chinese and Germanic peoples. Among the Celts it was considered a fire tree. The pine is said to help overcome immobility and rigidity. It promotes communication and sociability, serenity and modesty. In the Celtic tree circle it is called the tree of patience. Keywords are: ...frugal and good-natured, responsible, cautious, deliberate, conscientious, down-to-earth and practical-minded, in this, Pine can support or reinforce this.

Characteristics/Use: excellent and preferred good building timber/construction wood (the heartwood is durable due to the high resin content-but in summer at very high temperatures it can come to the outflow of resin galls/spots), building construction u. Civil engineering such as mining, hydraulic engineering, avalanche/erosion protection in the mountains, utility poles, horticulture, playgrounds, fence construction (select wood for this purpose because of the resin content), facade, half-timbered construction (interior/exterior), interior fittings, furniture construction, staircase construction, wall cladding, parquet flooring, plank flooring, wooden pavement (especially in workshops) windows, doors, household appliances, model making (cast models), posts, piles, palisades, terraces, pergolas, carports, planter boxes, garden furniture, containers, footbridges, subway construction, packaging industry (boxes, barrels, pallets, wood wool.... ), scaffolding, wagon construction, ship masts, shipbuilding, wood materials (chipboard, blockboard, glue laminated beams, paper and pulp industry, tar, turpentine oil, incense and grease for violin bows. Pine shavings served as light torches until the 19th century, and the boards of theater stages are also often made of pine because it does not creak. The soft fibers inside the needles were once used as mattress liners and traded under the name "forest wool"....

Value/availability: huge availability, pine is one of the main European tree species, inexpensive

Pruning time in arboriculture: in summer (from about May to August), after full leaf emergence

compartmentalization behavior: very good

Pruning and wound closure: according to current guideline ZTV Baumpflege, before knot ring up to (as far as possible) max. 10 cm diameter, no wound closure (as ineffective).

Sources of the information:

  • My own experience/knowledge and documents from my wood economics studies at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.
  • Native timber (loose-leaf collection) Authors D. Grosser and W. Teetz. CMA, Bonn-publisher -Holzabsatzfonds-Bonn 1998
  • Book Volker Drolshagen/Karin Hoffmann: The Language of Trees (1997)
  • Website

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