It is a conifer of the Pinaceae family (Pinus radiata D. Don) native to California, United States. It is present throughout the central region of Chile, being predominant in the center-south.
In Chile it was introduced in the year 1888 in the city of Concepción, when it found rapid growth its cultivation became popular, today reaching approximately 1.5 million hectares throughout the country.
It has a rough, dark gray bark; a light reddish yellowish brown heartwood and a sapwood one tone lighter than the heartwood.
Its wood is very versatile and can be used for different purposes.
What is it for?
Tabiques, cerchas, techos, costaneras, vigas laminadas, revestimientos exteriores e interiores, puertas y ventanas, paneles CLT, paneles contrachapados, furring, entre otros.
Muebles, estructura interior de muebles, cajonería, entre otros.
Muebles, estructuras, embalaje, componentes, entre otros.
Polines, fencing, entre otros.
Cajas, cajones, pallets, parrilla, entre otros.