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Botanical Name:

Pine describes a whole variety of wood species, which are traditionally broken down into four main subgroups: Southern Pines, Fire Pines, White Pines, and "Old World" Pines. Some of the more common species are listed below:


Caribbean Heart Pine (Pinus caribaea)
Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)
Southern Yellow Pine – Loblolly (Pinus taeda)
Southern Yellow Pine – Longleaf (Pinus palustris)
Southern Yellow Pine – Shortleaf (Pinus echinata)
White Cypress Pine (Callitris glauca)

Also known as: 

North America into Central America, as well as Northern Europe and the former Soviet Republics.

Pine colors vary from specie to specie but in general it has a light orange-yellow to red or yellowish-brown color. The wood has a closed grain varying in figuring amongst the species. The grain is usually straight, sometimes irregular with knots that can vary from ¼” to 2”. The term “Heart Pine” does not refer to a particular specie but to the heartwood of the tree. Heart Pine as it is commonly called today comes from older Longleaf or Loblolly pine often salvaged from older building structures or reclaimed from rivers.




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