The pine - conifer


Surname: Pine
Latin name: Pinus
Number of species: about 100 species
circulation area: Europe
fruit: tapered pins
heyday: May
height: 30 - 40 meters
Older: up to 700 years
Properties of the bark: ?
Properties of the wood: reddish color, rich in resin
Locations of the tree: sandy soils
needles: thin, blue-green needles

Interesting about the pine

The genus of pine (Pinus) includes around 100 species (e.g. Scots pine, mountain pine or Black pine) spread over virtually the entire northern hemisphere. Pines are so low in terms of water, soil and temperature that they still find habitats in the coldest forest areas in the world in Siberia. After spruce they are the most common tree species in Europe.
In forestry, pinewood is by far the most important and widely used for its properties. It grows comparatively quickly even in cold climates, is extremely stable, and resistant to almost all wood damage pests. With this, pinewood combines the most important properties for timber.
Due to the high age (700 years, occasionally older) that can reach pines they have symbolic character in many countries. Especially in Asia (China and Japan) evergreen pines are a symbol, but also a metaphor, for a long and disparate life.