Slash pine

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Description

A pine tree, Pinus caribaea, native to the southeastern United States, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The slash pine is an important source of turpentine and rosin. It is also used for paper pulp. The slash pine has coarse-grain, resinous wood that is sometimes used for lumber and millwork. Slash pine also a common name give for the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) that also grown tint the southeastern US.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pinus caribaea; ocote pine; Cuban pine; swamp pine; Caribbean pine; southern yellow pine

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 613
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996