Annual sawn timber production : 700 000 m3
Scots Pine : Pinus Sylvestris
Widespread specie in France, it is present on all
northern half of France, standing on 1.130.000 ha.
Due to its good resistance to cold weather, scots
pine is often seen in the French mountainous areas.
This specie, which growths slowly, features a tall and
Scots pine shows a distinct yellowish white sapwood
and a pinkish to reddish-brown heartwood.
Generally straight-grained with fine texture.
Conditions of implementation
Scots pine’s heartwood is naturally resistant against
mushrooms but is hardly impregnable.
Sapwood is easily impregnable.
Sawn timber is usable in both class 4 and 5 after
vacuum pressure treatment.
Figures given at 12% moisture content
(straight-grain timber and free from defects)