Scots Pine | Pinus Sylvestris | German Pine

High quality Scots Pine woods are available in different shapes and sizes at wholesale prices.

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Scots Pine | Pinus Sylvestris | German Pine

Scots Pine | Pinus Sylvestris | German Pine

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Common Name(s)Scots Pine, Scot Pine, German Pine, Nordic Redwood, Scots Fir, Scotch Fir, Riga Pine, Norway Pine, Mongolian Pine, Red Deal, Yellow Deal
Scientific NamePinus sylvestris
Tree Size65-115 ft (20-35 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight550 kg/m3 (34 lbs/ft3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC)39, .55
Janka Hardness540 lbf (2,420 N)
Modulus of Rupture12,080 lbf/in2 (83.3 MPa)
Elastic Modulus1,461,000 lbf/in2 (10.08 GPa)
Crushing Strength6,020 lbf/in2 (41.5 MPa)
Radial Shrinkage5.2%
Tangential Shrinkage8.3%
Volumetric Shrinkage13.6%
T/R Ratio1.6
Color/AppearanceHeartwood is light reddish brown, demarcated sapwood is pale yellow to nearly white.
Grain/TextureGrain is straight, with a medium, even texture.
EndgrainMedium sized resin canals, numerous and evenly distributed, mostly solitary; earlywood to latewood transition fairly abrupt, color contrast medium; tracheid diameter medium-large.
Rot ResistanceHeartwood is rated as moderately durable to non-durable regarding decay resistance. Scots Pine is readily treated with preservatives and can thereafter be used in exterior applications such as posts or utility poles.
WorkabilityScots pine is easy to work with and is a reasonably strong timber with a light weight. When treated with preservatives it is durable enough for outside use.
OdorScots Pine has a mild, resinous odor when being worked.
Allergies/ToxicityWorking with pine has been reported to cause allergic skin reactions and/or asthma-like symptoms in some people.
Pricing/AvailabilityScots Pine is commonly harvested for construction lumber and pulpwood. Expect prices to be moderate within its natural growing range.
SustainabilityThis wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.
Common UsesUtility poles, posts, boxes/crates, flooring, paper (pulpwood), and construction lumber, Flooring, Framing
CommentsIt has an enormous distribution, spanning from Portugal in the west out to eastern Siberia. Consequently, there’s also a great amount of natural variability in terms of density, strength, and appearance because of wide range of growth conditions for tree.
Strength GroupReasonably Low
ShrinkageVery Low

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