Inner bark - only used in times of dire need. There are no more details but inner bark is often dried, ground into a powder and then used as a thickener in soups etc or added to cereals when making bread.A vanillin flavouring is obtained as a by-product of other resins that are released from the pulpwood.
The needles contain a substance called terpene, this is released when rain washes over the needles and it has a negative effect on the germination of some plants, including wheat. A gum pitch is used as a glue for waterproofing and repairing pottery. Oleo-resins are present in the tissues of all species of pines, but these are often not present in sufficient quantity to make their extraction economically worthwhile. The resins are obtained by tapping the trunk, or by destructive distillation of the wood. In general, trees from warmer areas of distribution give the higher yields. Turpentine consists of an average of 20% of the oleo-resin and is separated by distillation. Turpentine has a wide range of uses including as a solvent for waxes etc, for making varnish, medicinal etc. Rosin is the substance left after turpentine is removed. This is used by violinists on their bows and also in making sealing wax, varnish etc. Pitch can also be obtained from the resin and is used for waterproofing, as a wood preservative etc.Wood - soft, light, close-grained.
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This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c. Leaf secretions inhibit the germination of seeds, thereby inhibiting the growth of other plants below the tree. Slow growing, it takes 25 years from seed before cones are formed. The tree takes 250 - 350 years to reach full maturity. The cones open and shed their seed whilst still attached to the tree. This sub-species has larger seeds than the type. Plants are strongly outbreeding, self-fertilized seed usually grows poorly. They hybridize freely with other members of this genus.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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