A medium to large tree, typically pyramidal when young, becoming more rounded and open with age. Orange-brown peeling bark. Bark is relished by porcupines, which can cause extensive damage. The largest tree in North Dakota is 46 feet tall with a canopy spread of 34½ feet.
Scott Pine has an enormous distribution, spanning from Portugal in the west out to eastern Siberia. Consequently, there’s also a great amount of natural variability in terms of density, strength, and appearance because of the wide range of growth conditions for the tree. Trees from colder northern climates tend to produce denser, more finely-textured wood because of their slower growth rates.
Scott pine timber is one of the strongest softwoods available, and is widely used in the construction industry and in joinery.
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