Foxtail pine

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A softwood pine tree (Pinus balfouriana) native to the subalpine regions of California. Foxtail pine trees are related to the bristlecone pine and may live up to 3000 years. They produce a hard, tough, durable wood.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pinus balfouriana; Fuchsschwanz-Kiefer (Deut.); pin à queue de renard (Fr.); cattail pine; hickory pine

Physical and Chemical Properties

Medium tree growing to 20 m

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996