Technical Sheet

South African Pine

“South African Pine is a hard, fast-growing tree whose wood is typically used in building, furniture and packaging industries.”

Botanical Name:

Pinus pinaster, Pinus elliottii, Pinus radiata

Other Common Names:

Maritime Pine, Cluster Pine, Southern Yellow Pine, Monterey Pine

Country of Origin:

South Africa

From Forest to Factory

The South African Pine is a softwood and is ideal for:

  • Building
  • Furniture
  • Packaging industries
  • Constructions
  • Poles


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.

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