Pinus sylvestris



Sweden pine tree, also known as Flanders pine or wild pine is pretty similar to the red species from Russia, this time coming from Sweden and Finland, the mayor importing countries of this kind of wood in Spain. In the Iberian Peninsula there are some invader species in Sierra Nevada, in the Sierra of Baza, in the Sierra of Gredos and in the Sierra of Guadarrama, besides the Cantabrian Mountains.



The bark of the Sweden pine wood is gray-green, while the sapwood is pale yellow colour and the heartwood, pink or red. The rings are very marked with a thickness of 1.5 to 3mm.



the bark of the Sweden pine wood has a coarse texture with cracks that gives it an irregular and wrinkled shape. Usually it has few knots in the more mature species and it has straight veins, plus fine-grained or medium-coarse.



Sweden pine wood does not tolerate pollution, however, it has high resistance to cold and humid temperatures.



Sweden pine tree can measure up to 30m high and its trunk has a circumference of 5m. It can adapt to all types of soils and climates except the waterlogged. Its work is usually uneventful, although the facility depends on the size and the number of nodes that the piece has, as well as the amount of resin containing conditions the dyes or varnish finish. The dyes dry quickly but wood tends to turn blue, for which you can apply an anti-blue stain vanish.



Sweden pine wood is used primarily for structural construction and interior or exterior fine carpentry, as well as posts, fences, decks, skirting boards, shuttering or packaging. The best sailors masts are also made with this type of wood and firewood is the most appreciated of the pinaceae family.