Plantation Pines

Pinus patula


Common Uses

 

Particleboard
Excelsior-cement Panels
Pulp
Paper products

Food containers
Paneling
Light construction
Shingles
 


Numerical Values

     
Category Green Dry Unit
Bending Strength
Crushing Strength (Perp.)
Max. Crushing Strength
Impact Strength
Stiffness
Work to Maximum Load
Hardness
Shearing Strength
Toughness
Specific Gravity
Weight
Density (Air-dry)
Radial Shrinkage (G->OD)
Tangential Shrink. (G->OD)
Volumetric Shrink. (G->OD)
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psi
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psi
inches
1000 psi
in-lbs/in3
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Species Distribution


Countries
Mexico

Angola
Kenya
Tanzania
South Africa

New Zealand
Australia
India
Brazi
Argentina


Physical and Environmental Profile

Environmental Profile

The conservation status of this species within its natural growth range has not been officially assessed.

 

Distribution
Restricted to eastern Mexico from Tamaulipas to Oaxaca; a favored plantation species in Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa. Planted as well in New Zealand, Australia, India, Brazil, and Argentina.

Tree Data
Heights to 115 ft with trunk diameter of 18 to 60 in. are reported.  Boles straight and cylindrical.

Sapwood Color
one of the whitest of pines

Heartwood Color
Heartwood in plantation-grown material is not easily distinguishable from sapwood; one of the whitest of pines; growth rings are distinct.

Grain
n/a

Texture
n/a

Odor
The wood has little odor.

Luster
n/a

Ease of Drying
Reports are variable; material from 30-to 40-year-old trees seasoned well with little degrade; dries rapidly. Air-drying from green (150 to 200% moisture content) to 20% required 2 to 3 weeks for 4/4 stock. Reported to kiln-dry rapidly without severe degrade. Kiln schedule similar to T13-C4S has been suggested for 4/4 stock. Shrinkage green to ovendry: radial 4.1%; tangential 7.9%; volumetric 12.6%.

Drying Defects
n/a

Kiln Schedules
n/a

Movement in Service
n/a

T/R Ratio - 1.75
n/a

Natural Durability
n/a

Resistance to Impregnation
n/a

Abnormal Wood Tissue
n/a

Cutting Resistance
n/a

Blunting Effect
n/a

Planing
n/a

Moulding
n/a

Gluing
n/a

Nailing
n/a

Sanding
n/a

Polishing
n/a

Staining
n/a

Varnishing
n/a

Painting
n/a

Steam Bending
n/a

Response to Hand Tools
n/a

Strength Properties
n/a

Reference Sources

Numerical Data Source
Chudnoff, M. 1984. Tropical Timbers of the World. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook No. 607, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin. (Shrinkage data).

Discriptive Source
Chudnoff, M. 1984. Tropical Timbers of the World. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook No. 607, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin. (Shrinkage data).

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