Austrian Pine

Project: Austrian Pine



Austrian Pine


Common Name(s): Austrian Pine, European Black Pine.

Scientific Name: Pinus nigra.

Distribution: Mediterranean regions of Europe and Asia Minor.

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light reddish brown, wide sapwood is pale yellow to nearly white.

Grain/Texture: Grain is straight, with a medium, even texture.

Odor: Austrian Pine has a mild, resinous odor when being worked.

Common Uses: Paper (pulpwood), boxes/crates, and construction lumber.

Comments: Austrian Pine has at least two recognized subspecies, as well as a number of varieties. Recently, the species has been afflicted by the fungal disease known as red band needle blight, causing a major decline in the species in the United Kingdom.

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