Scots Pine with typical light foliage and rusty-red bark. (Photo F. Padovan)

Species name SCOTS PINE
Scientific name
Pinus sylvestris L.
Micro/macroscopic and physical characteristics
Pale, bright sapwood, differentiated, duramen pale reddish-brown; annual growth rings clearly marked with distinct difference between spring and late wood. Resiniferous channels present. Specific weight (U=12%) of 0.55.
Use of wood
Easy to work, can be quickly dried without negative consequences, holds nails, colour and glue well. The wood is highly valued in joinery for doors, windows, furniture, etc. while the inferior parts are used for packing cases, chipboard, hardboard, wood pulp and cellulose.