About Scotch pine
Scotch pine is widespread in most of Europe, especially in Scandinavia, and is a very important wood species in forestry in Norway, Sweden and Finland. In optimal growth conditions, the tree will be up to 40 m high. The tree species belongs to the category of 'light-demanding trees' that can take a lot of light and also gives a lot of light - there is a lot of light under and around the tree, and the tree provides good growth conditions for other vegetation.
The tree is characterised by the long blue-green needles and the reddish bark. It is a sturdy tree species, and thanks to the tough tap root, it is not exposed to windfall.
Frøslev uses Scotch pine, mainly from Scandinavia, more specifically Finland and Central and Northern Sweden. We also use Scotch pine from large forest areas in Germany and Poland. We ONLY use certified Scotch pine.
The speciality of Scotch pine is that the branches are gathered in whirls, and no lateral branches are developed on the branch tendrils as is the case with common spruce. A pinewood board therefore has large knots compared to the common spruce with large and several small knots.
The wood is divided into sapwood and heartwood. Sapwood is usually quite thick and yellowish-white in colour. The heavy heartwood has a reddish-brown colour. The wood can vary greatly in appearance depending on age and growth area - the faster the growth, the wider the annual growth rings and the lower the density. However, if the pine tree has narrow, annual growth rings, it is due to slow growth and is often quality wood.
Processed Scotch pine is largely used in the construction industry - for façade profiles, terrace boards or structural timber.
Processing and protection
Scotch pine is easy to process with the right equipment. Frøslev cuts and processes the wood into the given products and profiles.
The open-textured, porous wood makes sapwood easily perishable while the heartwood has natural, good durability. It is therefore profitable to pressure-impregnate pinewood and thus achieve extremely high durability - even in humid environments and in contact with soil. The wood can be effectively impregnated right to the core and thus be protected against attacks by rot and fungus.
To the greatest extent possible, all wood must be protected by 'structural protection' which means that you plan and build in such a way that the wood is ventilated and water is drained off so that the tree can dry out.
Wood is a natural material and will eventually turn grey. It is a good idea to protect the wood with suitable wood preservatives when dry - either with flat paint finish or transparent wood preservatives.
Originating from ancient natural forests in Pomerania, the Pomeranian pine has a straight-boled and knotless trunk and is a high-quality wood species. The Pomeranian pine is most often in demand for the restoration of old houses and buildings of special architectural or historic interest, and Frøslev is also in a position to deliver within this area.