Any of several evergreen trees of the genus Pinus. Pine trees are widely spread throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Their wood is soft, easy to work and has little shrinkage. Pine wood is moderately resistant to decay and insect attack. It is used for lumber and pulp make kraft paper, paper board, and book paper. Pine trees have a resinous sap which is used to make turpentine and pine tar. Examples of pine trees are: Aleppo pine, bristlecone pine, jeffrey pine, loblolly pine, longleaf pine, lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine, monterey pine, Scotch pine, slash pine, sugar pine, shortleaf pine, white pine, and yellow pine.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Pinus; fyr-slægten (Dan.); Kiefern (Deut.); Föhren (Deut.); pino (Esp., It.); pin (Fr.); den (Ned.); furu (Nor.); sosna (Pol.); pinho (Port.); tallar (Sven.); matsu (Jap.)
Yollow powdery pollen is released in the spring or early summer.
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