Jeffrey pine

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Jeffrey Pine
MFA# 1991.268


A coniferous tree, Pinus jeffreyi, similar to the Ponderosa pine. Jeffrey pine is used as a commercial source for heptane, rather than turpentine. The soft, lightweight lumber from the Jeffrey pine is usually sold as Ponderosa pine. It is used in papermaking, general construction, and cabinetwork.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pinus jeffreyi (Ponderosa pine); pin Ponderosa (Fr.)

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 612