Pitch pine

Other names
Pitchpin, aste, Caribbean pine, pinavete, pino, Honduras pitch pine, Nicaragua pine, ocote pine, ocote chino, oocarpa pine, pino prieto, slash pine (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua), Yellow pine (United States), American pine.
Botanic name
Pinus caribaea Mor., P. oocarpa Schiede ex Schltdl.
Family
Pinaceae
Growth area
Central America and Mexico.
Wood species
coniferous wood
Volumic mass
(550-)710- 750-770(-800) kg/m3 at 12% MC. Green timber 700-1100 kg/ m3.
Sustainability
The dark coloured heartwood has durable class 3.
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