South African Pine
“South African Pine is a hard, fast-growing tree whose wood is typically used in building, furniture and packaging industries.”
Pinus pinaster, Pinus elliottii, Pinus radiata
Other Common Names:
Maritime Pine, Cluster Pine, Southern Yellow Pine, Monterey Pine
Country of Origin:
From Forest to Factory
The South African Pine is a softwood and is ideal for:
- Packaging industries
South African Pine, as it is commonly known, is a collective noun used for a variety of pines in South Africa.
The Pinus pinaster has been growing in this country for almost 370 years. It can reach up to 35 metres in height, with a typical width of one metre. Its needle-shaped leaves grow up to 25 cm long and in pairs.
This resinous timber has a soft, white or pale yellow colour, a rather coarse texture and a grain which is generally straight. It is relatively easy to work, but knots and resin pockets are common.