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PINE, YELLOW

Pinus spp.

Pinus spp. of the family Pinaceae, the pine family, including at least the 16 species listed in the table below. If you would like to see the entire "Pinus" table from which it is extracted, see:


A NOTE ABOUT PINES IN THE USA


Here is the list of species that have yellow pine as all or part of one or more of their common names, plus all of the OTHER names by which those species are called. As you can see, this pretty well makes "yellow pine" a relatively meaningless designation, but on this site I work with the cards I'm dealt and as an arbitrary decision, I have lumped all of these species here as "yellow pine" (but with the correct designations, such as longleaf, loblolly, etc. where available)

SPECIES NAME
[n] ALL COMMON NAMES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPECIES
( [n] is the number of such common names )
pinus albicaulis [10] alpine pine, alpine whitebark pine, creeping pine, pitch pine, scrub pine, white pine, white-bark pine, white-stem pine, whitebark pine, yellow pine
pinus caribaea [29] bahaman pine, bahamas pitch pine, black pine, british honduras pine, caribbean longleaf pine, caribbean longleaf pitch pine, caribbean pine, caribbean pitch pine, carribean pine, cuba pine, cuban pine, fat pine, fiji pine, honduran pine, honduras pitchpine, jersey pine, nicaraguan pitch pine, pine, pitch pine, scrub pine, slash pine, southern pine, southern yellow pine, spruce pine, swamp pine, virginia pine, white pine, yellow pine, yellow slash pine
pinus cembra [13] alpine pine, alpine stone pine, arolla pine, cembrean pine, cembrian pine, italian pinetree, manchurian pine, siberian pine, siberian stone pine, siberian yellow pine, stone pine, swiss pine, swiss stone pine
pinus cooperi [3] cooper pine, mexican mountain pine, yellow pine
pinus echinata [30] arkansas pine, arkansas short-leaf pine, arkansas shortleaf pine, arkansas soft pine, arkansas yellow pine, bull pine, carolina pine, forest pine, hard pine, north carolina pine, north carolina yellow pine, oldfield pine, pitch pine, poor pine, rosemary pine, short-leaf pine, short-leaf yellow pine, shortleaf pine, shortleaf yellow pine, shortleaved pine, shortschat pine, shortshat pine, shortstraw pine, slash pine, southern yellow pine, spruce pine, virginia yellow pine, yellow pine, yellow shortleaf pine, yellow yellow pine
pinus elliottii [30] american pitch pine, bastard pine, british honduras pitch pine, canadian yellow pine, cuba pine, dade county pine, dade county slash pine, florida pine, florida southern pine, gulf coast pitch pine, longleaf pine, longleaf pitch pine, longleaf yellow pine, meadow pine, nicaraguan pine, pitch pine, rock pine, saltwater pine, she pine, slash pine, south florida slach pine, south florida slash pine, southern florida pine, southern florida slash pine, southern pine, southern yellow pine, spruce pine, swamp pine, yellow pine, yellow slash pine
pinus glabra [12] black pine, bottom white pine, cedar pine, lowland spruce pine, pine, poor pine, southern white pine, southern yellow pine, spruce lowland pine, spruce pine, walter pine, white pine
pinus jeffreyi [13] blackbark pine, blackwood pine, bull pine, jeffrey pine, jeffrey's pine, peninsula black pine, peninsula pine, redbark pine, redbark sierra pine, sapwood pine, truckee pine, western black pine, western yellow pine
pinus koraiensis [7] cedar pine, corean pine, korean nut pine, korean pine, manchurian pine, siberian pine, siberian yellow pine
pinus leiophylla [5] chihuahua pine, chihuahua top-cone pine, smooth-leaf pine, yellow pine, yelow pine
pinus monticola [13] finger-cone pine, idaho white pine, little sugar pine, mountain pine, mountain white pine, norway white pine, pine, silver pine, soft pine, western white pine, weymouth mountain pine, white pine, yellow pine
pinus palustris [45] american pitch pine, broom pine, brown pine, cedar pine, fat pine, florida long-leaf pine, florida longleaf pine, florida pine, florida yellow pine, georgia heart pine, georgia longleaf pine, georgia pine, georgia pitch pine, georgia yellow pine, gulf coast pitch pine, hard pine, heart pine, hill pine, lone-leaf pine, long-leaf pine, long-leaf pitch pine, long-leaf yellow pine, longleaf pine, longleaf yellow pine, longleaved pitch pine, longstraw pine, north carolina pitch pine, palustris pine, pine, pitch pine, red pine, rosemary pine, southern hard pine, southern heart pine, southern pine, southern pitch pine, southern yellow pine, spruce pine, tea pine, texas long-leaf pine, texas longleaf pine, texas yellow pine, turpentine pine, walter pine, yellow pine
pinus ponderosa [34] arizona pine, arizona ponderosa pine, arizona white pine, arizona yellow pine, big pine, bird's-eye pine, blackhills ponderosa pine, blackjack pine, british colombia soft pine, british columbia pine, british soft pine, bull pine, california white pine, california yellow pine, foothills yellow pine, heavy pine, heavy-wooded pine, knotty pine, lodgepole pine, longleaf pine, oregon pine, pacific ponderosa pine, pine, pitch pine, pole pine, ponderosa pine, pondosa pine, prickly pine, red pine, rock pine, rocky mountain ponderosa pine, western pitch pine, western yellow pine, yellow pine
pinus pungens [9] black pine, hickory pine, mountain pine, poverty pine, prickly pine, ridge pine, southern mountain pine, table mountain pine, yellow pine
pinus rigida [27] black norway pine, black pine, bull pine, hard pine, jack pine, loblolly pine, longleaf pine, longschat pine, marsh pine, meadow pine, mountain pine, northern pitch pine, norway black pine, pennsylvania yellow pine, pine, pitch pine, pocosin pine, pond pine, red pine, ridge pine, rigid pine, sap pine, shortleaf pine, southern yellow pine, spruce pine, torch pine, yellow pine
pinus sibirica [5] korean pine, manchurian pine, siberian pine, siberian stone pine, siberian yellow pine
pinus taeda [45] bassett pine, bastard pine, black pine, black slash pine, bog pine, buckskin pine, bull pine, carolina pine, cornstalk pine, field pine, foxtail pine, frankincense pine, heart pine, indian pine, lobby pine, loblolly pine, long-leaf pine, longleaf pine, longschap pine, longschat pine, longshucks pine, longstraw pine, maiden pine, meadow pine, north carolina pine, old field pine, old pine, oldfield pine, pine, prop pine, rosemary pine, sap pine, shortleaf pine, shortstraw pine, slash black pine, slash pine, southern pine, southern yellow pine, spruce pine, swamp pine, taeda pine, torch pine, virginia pine, virginia sap pine, yellow pine


my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of Southern yellow pine / Pinus spp. --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of shortleaf pine / Pinus echinata --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of shortleaf pine / Pinus echinata --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


first face and the end grain of a sample of shortleaf pine / Pinus echinata. This part of a collection which is discussed here: COLLECTION A


the second face, before and after sanding, showing how the patina from aging is only surface deep.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above. Note the indented grain on the right side (particularly of the update)


both sides of a sample plank of shortleaf pine / Pinus echinata --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


sample plank and end grain sold to me as longleaf pine / Pinus palustris


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of longleaf pine / Pinus palustris --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of longleaf pine / Pinus palustris --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of longleaf pine / Pinus palustris --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of longleaf pine / Pinus palustris --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of table mountain pine / Pinus pungens --- HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of slash pine / Pinus elliottii --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of slash pine / Pinus elliottii --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of slash pine / Pinus elliottii --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of blue stained slash pine / Pinus elliottii --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


sample plank and end grain of loblolly pine / Pinus taeda. The crappy quality of this sample (with pinholes and blue stain) is fairly common in the samples I got from the IWCS. The color in this pic and the pics directly below is a bit too green. ALSO, I now hava a sample of loblolly pine from a reputable vendor (see directly below this set) and it looks nothing like this plank, so I'm now dubious that this even IS loblolly pine


end grain closeup of the piece directly above --- note the relatively similar widths of early and late growth, as opposed to the much wider early grown in most pine. I don't know if that's characteristic of loblolly pine, or is unusual. The one web pic that I have below shows are more "normal" wide early growth.


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of loblolly pine / Pinus Taeda --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of loblolly pine / Pinus Taeda --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


first face and the end grain of a sample of yellow pine / Pinus taeda. This part of a collection which is discussed here: COLLECTION A


the second face, before and after sanding, showing how the patina from aging is only surface deep.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above.


both sides of a sample plank of loblolly pine / Pinus Taeda --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


first face and the end grain of a sample of loblolly pine / Pinus taeda (assumed). This part of a collection which is discussed here: COLLECTION B


the second face, before and after slicing off 1/8" showing how the patina from aging is only surface deep.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above.


both sides of a sample plank of Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana). Normally, in formal wood samples, you would NOT expect to find a piece that is so heavy with knots, but this one is from the IWCS, an organization that provides an awful lot of crappy pieces in their sample set


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Virginia pine / Pinus virginiana --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Virginia pine / Pinus virginiana --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Virginia pine / Pinus virginiana --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of chihuahua / Pinus leiophylla --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. This species is also called yellow pine.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


first face and the end grain of a sample of yellow pine. This part of a collection which is discussed here: COLLECTION B


the second face, before and after slicing off 1/8" showing how the patina from aging is only surface deep.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above.


a little chunk of Southern yellow pine and and END GRAIN UPDATE of it


both sides of a sample plank of pressure treated Southern yellow pine --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was tiven to me by a neighbor who said it was taken from a water tower in NJ, build decades ago. I guessed it was pressure treated Doug Fir or pressure treated pine, but he was sure it was cypress. Later my friend Mark Peet too one look and sniffed it and said it's Southern yellow pine for sure. Since it clearly has resin canals, it certainly cannot be cypress and Mark's analysis is extremely reliable, so I'm going with pressure treated Southern yellow pine. Interestingly, treated wood is not used for water towers if the water is for human consumption but this water tower was used, indirectly, to water horse-race tracks.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


yellow pine planks shot at a lumber yard; excellent color accuracy


veneer sheet and closeup


yellow pine veneer --- bright orangish yellow color is accurate


yellow pine plank shot at a lumber yard --- the pic is just a shade darker than the wood was



The Wood Book pics


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
yellow pine (Pinus echinata), listed as short-leaf pine, spruce pine, and yellow Pine, from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for each of the 3 views


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
yellow pine (Pinus palustris), listed as Georgia pine, hard pine, long-leaved pine, and Southern Pine, from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for each of the 3 views


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
yellow pine (Pinus taeda), listed as loblolly pine, old-field pine, and Rosemary pine, from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for each of the 3 views

web pics:


yellow pine planks


plank listed as yellow pine / Pinus palustris


yellow pine plank with wet and dry sections


yellow pine veneer quartersawn


yellow pine veneer flat cut


Southern yellow pine planks


plank listed as Southern yellow pine / Pinus taeda


loblolly pine end grain


Virginia pine plank


loblolly pine plank


This set of pics was contributed to the site by Joshua willis who identified it as Southern yellow pine. It is full of branch buds that did not grow out as full branches but got embedded in the bole and created this "bird's eye" look. Joshua very smartly included a couple of shots of end grains of such planks (he sent pics of several) showing clearly how the "branches" grew inside the bole. HUGE enlargements are present for all pics


a plank and two closeups of it


two end grain shots of similar planks showing the internal "branches"



Southern yellow pine veneer


listed as Southern yellow pine flooring


three views of some wormy yellow pine planks







yellow pine bowls


yellow pine goblet