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Scots Pine is readily treated with preservatives and can thereafter be used in exterior applications such as posts or utility poles. Workability: Scots Pine is easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Glues and finishes well. Odor: Scots Pine has a mild, resinous odor when being worked. Andy Leitch, timber development policy advisor with FCS said: “Scots pine is the second most abundant conifer grown in the UK. Around , m3 of Scots pine is harvested annually in Great Britain, approximately two-thirds of which is in Scotland. A review of the potential for growing quality Scots pine timber  identified several silvicultural techniques that affect knot characteristics, of which the most important was high initial stocking. The wide spacing in many Scots pine stands is unlikely to produce timber free of dead knots. Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a species of pine that is native to Eurasia, ranging from Western Europe to Eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains and Anatolia, and north to well inside the Arctic Circle in the north of its range, it occurs from sea level to 1, m (3, ft), while in the south of its range it is a mountain tree, growing at 1,–2, m (3, Family: Pinaceae.
3″ Kiln Dried White Pine Wood Slabs. Perfect for countertops, bar tops, island tops, dining room tables, vanities, coffee tables, sofa tables, fireplace mantels & much . Scots pine. Scotland's national tree. It matures to up to 36 metres, and tends to lose its lower branches as it ages. It has brown, egg-shaped cones, in clusters of two to four with a small sharp prickle on each scale. Its twisted blue-green needles are found in pairs. The upper bark is an orange-red, while the lower bark is deeply fissured. The study outlines the development of timber cladding in Scotland, describes timber clad buildings in Scotland, and provides practical information on the use of timber cladding in Scotland. The new availability of books and pamphlets facilitated a growing interchange of ideas. It appears to be clad in relatively fast-grown Scots pine. • Study tested timber from 3 provenances: Alaskan – similar properties to Scots pine Inland – variable properties South coastal – low impact strength and prone to brash failure Planted for timber – now harvested mainly for chipwood and biomass (but still planted as a nurse species).
Carlisle, A., ‘The native Scots pine of Scotland’, Scottish Forestry, 10 () Crone, Anne and Coralie M. Mills, ‘Seeing the Wood and the Trees: Dendrochronological Studies in Scotland’, Antiquity, 76 () , Darling, F. Fraser, ‘History of the Scottish Forests’, Scottish Geographical Magazine, 65 (). Pine has a reputation for leaving a lot of pitch (or pine tar) on woodworking blades. While properly curing the pine will help immensely in dealing with excessive pitch, there are still a number of tips that can be used for removing pitch buildup from basic cleaning, use a quality all-purpose cleaner such as three tablespoons of a natural laundry soap mixed in a quart spray bottle. Home; Wood properties and uses of Scots Pine in Britain; Tilhill Forestry, April, Wood properties and uses of Scots Pine in Britain. A new research report highlighting the qualities of timber from Scots pine and promoting its greater use has been published . It is divided into three parts: (1) distribution of Scots pine, (2) wood properties and uses of Scots pine, and (3) suitability for different end products. General descriptions of wood properties are not covered in depth, but the wood properties of home grown Scots pine are examined and where appropriate, contrasted with Sitka :