Pine FAQs:


Q: Is a Pine any conifer in the genus Pinus?

A: Yes, and /ˈpiːnuːs/, of the family Pinaceae.

Q: Are Pines among the most commercially important tree species valued for their timber and wood pulp throughout the world?

A: Yes.

Q: Are Pines mostly monoecious?

A: Yes, and having the male and female cones on the same tree, though a few species are sub-dioecious, with individuals predominantly, but not wholly, single-sex.

Q: Are Pines also commercially grown and harvested for Christmas trees?

A: Yes.

Q: Are Pines grown in plantations for timber that is denser, more resinous, and therefore more durable than spruce?

A: Yes, Pine wood is widely used in high-value carpentry items such as furniture, window frames, panelling, floors and roofing, and the resin of some species is an important source of turpentine.

Q: Are Pines long-lived?

A: Yes, and typically reach ages of 100–1,000 years, some even more.

Q: Are Pines gymnosperms?

A: Yes.

Q: Are Pines thick and scaly?

A: Yes, but some species have thin, flaky bark.

Q: Are Pines uninodal?

A: Yes, and producing just one such whorl of branches each year, from buds at the tip of the year's new shoot, but others are multinodal, producing two or more whorls of branches per year.