Wood properties and uses of Scots pine in Britain
Lead Author: Paul Mclean
We use some essential cookies to make this website work.
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use forestresearch.gov.uk, remember your settings and improve our services.
Lead Author: Paul Mclean
Scots pine is the second most abundant conifer growing in the UK and the only native conifer species grown for timber. It grows well on sites that are too dry for Sitka spruce and it plays a large role in the landscape and rural economy. This Report collates and synthesises research into the production and use of Scots pine timber in Great Britain, drawing where necessary and for comparative purposes on sources from the European continent where Scots pine is better characterised and used in a wider range of applications. It is written for forest scientists, engineers, wood processors and end users of wood products who are seeking to determine the potential end uses of Scots pine. It is divided into three parts: (1) distribution of Scots pine, (2) wood properties and uses of Scots pine, and (3) suitability for different end products. General descriptions of wood properties are not covered in depth, but the wood properties of home grown Scots pine are examined and where appropriate, contrasted with Sitka spruce.
Please direct your publication orders to:
Forest Research Publications (CST)
Chetham House, Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle Heath, Cheshire, SK3 0ZP
T: 0161 495 4845
F: 0161 495 4840
We regret that we cannot accept orders for priced publications without payment. Payment for goods can be made by BACS, credit or debit card, and cheque. Please make cheques payable to Forest Research.
A bulk-order discount will be applied to orders from customers where individual orders are valued at: ≥ £100 (a discount of 5%) and ≥ £250 (a discount of 10%).
All orders are on a firm sale basis – we do not accept the return of any goods. Items damaged in transit will be replaced were stock is available and upon receipt of the returned damaged item. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Trade orders (i.e. those from book retailers and wholesalers) are subject to 33% discount on a firm sale basis. Trade orders should be posted or faxed on company order forms.
No charge is made for postage within the UK.
Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
We use 3 types of cookie. You can choose which cookies you're happy for us to use.
These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through a form. They always need to be on.
We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about: how you got to the site the pages you visit on forestresearch.gov.uk and how long you spend on each page what you click on while you're visiting the site
Some forestresearch.gov.uk pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.