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Norway Pine (Pinus resinosa)



1) A common evergreen tree, Pinus resinosa, native to northeastern North America. Red pine has a light reddish wood with a fine grain. The strong, hard wood is used for flooring, millwork, and kraft pulp. Lumber production of red pine in the United States peaked about 1889.

2) The primary timber tree, Dacrydium cupressinum, of New Zealand. Red pine has a reddish brown wood with a straight grain. It is used for furniture, millwork, and kraft pulp.

3): A decorative evergreen, Pinus densiflora, native to Japan. The Japanese red pine is primary used for landscaping.

Norway pine (Pinus resinosa)

Synonyms and Related Terms

1: Norway pine; Pinus resinosa

 2: rima; Dacrydium cupressinum 
 3: Japanese red pine; Pinus densiflora

Other Properties

2: 37 ppcf

Density 1) 33 pcf

Additional Images


  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 614
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • External source or communication Comment: Northern Pine Manufacturers: air-dry weight = 33 pcf
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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