Wood of the day #7: Scots Pine

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-14-2015 11:28 AM 1374 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Scots Pine, Scots Fir, Scotch Fir, Riga Pine, Norway Pine, Mongolian Pine, Red Deal, Yellow Deal, European Redwood
  • Botanical name: Pinus sylvestris
  • Synonymous: Pinus frieseana, Pinus lapponica, Pinus sylvestris ssp. lapponica, Pinus sylvestris var. lapponica, Pinus sylvestris ssp. septentrionalis, Pinus sylvestris var. borussica, Pinus sylvestris var. rigensis, Pinus sylvestris var. septentrionalis
  • Distribution: Europe and Asia, ranging from western Europe to eastern Siberia.
  • Description: Pink to dark reddish heartwood with a light yellow to white sapwood. Annual growth rings are clearly visible with light early growth and dark late growth. Its a medium soft wood with straight grain, not uncommon is a extreme interlocked grain from a spiralling tree.
  • Fun facts: Most common tree here in Sweden.
    Scots Pine have a tendency to grow in a spiral, this is not visible on the bark but it creates one of the strongest woods for timber houses. It also cause a strong rot resistant wood.
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