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Portuguese National Pine

It is a medium tree reaching 20 to 35 meters. The canopy of young trees is pyramidal and adult is rounded. The trunk Is covered by a thick, rough bark of reddish-brown and deeply fissured. Its leaves are persis-tent In the form of needles. The flowering is from February to March and fruits only after 15 years. Thanks to its roots Upright radical also assumes the protective function of fixing the dunes, as well as allowing the recuperation of poor soils and Eroded.

Scientific Name
Pinus Pinaster

Family
Pinaceae

Wood Characteristics

Heartwood
Yellowish white in color

Grain
The shaft is straight and has a medium to coarse texture

Density/Hardness
Average; moderately hard

Durability
Moderately durable, sensitive to attack by wood-destroying fungi and insects

Areas of application
Carpentry inside, coatings, flooring and packaging