Longleaf Pine

Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)

 

Common Names: (Fat Lighter, Lighter Wood, Rich Lighter, Pine Knot, Lighter Knot, Heart Pine or Lighter’d) Fatwood

 

Distribution: Southeastern United States, though also widely grown on plantations

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is reddish brown; sapwood is yellowish white.

 

Janka Hardness: 870 lbf

 

Density: 3.42 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Working with pine has been reported to cause allergic skin reactions and/or asthma-like symptoms in some people.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes

 

Common Uses: Longleaf Pine is commonly used for construction, such as: stringers, roof trusses, poles, joists, piles; as well as interior applications such as subflooring and sheathing. In exterior applications, it is usually pressure-treated with preservatives.

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