Wood of the day #18: Stone Pine

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-19-2015 12:09 PM 1395 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Stone Pine, Mediterranean Stone Pine, Italian Stone Pine, Umbrella Pine, Parasol Pine
  • Botanical name: Pinus pinea
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: Mediterranean region and North Africa
  • Description: Like almost any Pine, its pale yellow to creamy with darker yellow-brownish stripes.Endgrain has some pores and the wood contain lots of small pockets, stripes almost, of pitch inclusions. There are also clearly visible vascular rays.
  • Fun facts: Stone pines have been cultivated for their edible pine nuts since prehistoric times.
  • Sampled by: Me

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