Wood of the day #25: Western White Pine

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 11:46 AM 937 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 24: Sheoak (Unknown Allocasuarina subspecies) Part 25 of Wood of the day series Part 26: Ponderosa Pine »

  • Common name(s): Western White Pine, Idaho White Pine, Silver Pine, California Mountain Pine, Soft Pine, Fingercone Pine, Mountain Pine, Idaho Pine, Little Sugar Pine
  • Botanical name: Pinus monticola
  • Synonymous: Strobus monticola
  • Distribution: Mountainous regions of western North America
  • Description: Like almost any Pine, the sapwood is pale yellow to creamy with darker yellow-brownish stripes and the heartwood is darker reddish-pink with darker stripes. Endgrain has some pores and the wood may contain pockets of pitch inclusions.
  • Fun facts: Western White Pine is the state tree of Idaho
  • Sampled by: Me

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