Common name(s): Gray Pine, Digger Pine, Ghost Pine, California Foothill Pine, Foothills Pine, Bull Pine, Nut Pine, Grayleaf Pine,
Botanical name:Pinus sabiniana
Distribution: California, USA.
Description: Like almost any Pine, the sapwood is pale yellow to creamy with darker yellow-brownish stripes and the heartwood is darker reddish-pink with darker stripes. Endgrain has some pores and the wood may contain pockets of pitch inclusions.
Fun facts: Digger Pine is nowadays considered a ignorant name as it comes from ‘Digger’, the derogatory and insulting name given to California Indian people.