Known also as pitch pine and Southern pine. Four main species: shortleaf, longleaf, loblolly and slash.
Where it grows
Southern Yellow Pine grows in a vast band across the Southern USA from Texas to Virginia.
|Heartwood||light yellow/orange to red brown or yelowish brown|
|Height||100-120 ft with diameter 2' - 2,5'|
|Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³)||537-626|
|Specific gravity at 12 % M.C. (kg/m³)||0,51-0,61|
Construction, furniture, veneers and plywood.
Southern Yellow Pine’s high density gives it natural strength, weight and wearing resistance. It is comparable to hardwood species such as oak, ash and hickory. The wood is amenable to treatment with chemical preservatives.