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.