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Pine Wood Description
Pinus radiata (D. Don), commonly known as Monterey pine or pine, is originally from the west coast of the United States, specifically California. It was introduced in Chile in the late nineteenth century, managing to successfully adapt climate and soil of the country, reaching even higher growth, and less time, those in their region of origin. Evergreen, needlelike leaves grouped in threes with a length between 7 and 15 cm, tapered. Straight trunk with bark thinner than in the pinaster. The leaves are dark green.
Habitat of Pine Trees
originates in the western United States. In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:
According to Altitude
Low altitude, interior valleys.
Coastal mountains, 500 – 2000 m.
Coast, 0 – 500 m
Dry areas where the drought may last 3 to 5 months. Precipitations of 400 – 800 mm are concentrated in winter.
Exposed. Full sun without protection. Flats or slopes of northern exposure. Some shadow. Some protection against the sun some shadow from vegetation, rocks, ETC. filtering about 20 – 40% of light.
Pine Wood Properties
|Color||Brown heartwood and sapwood white – yellow|
|Knots||Normally healthy, firm, dark brown|
|Fiber||Right, except close to the bone rings|
|Texture||Homogeneous and Fine|
|Nominal Density||450 kg/m 3|
|Contraction||From the green state at 0% moisture content|
|Permeability||Treatable sapwood and heartwood retention. 240 kg .m 3|
Uses or Applications of Pine Wood
Pine Wood is used in the Manufacture of:
- Plywood and chipboard