Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) is part of the Pinaceae family. Originally from the central and western Mediterranean, it can support itself in poor soils but needs light, heat and some atmospheric humidity while withstanding summer drought. It has the record length for its needles and has bright, light brown cones: 20 cm for each!
- Growth: rapid growth
- Height: 30 meters
- Foliage: has long rigid needles grouped in pairs and large cones
- Trunk: hardwood, slightly flexible, with branches arranged in whorls that extend horizontally
- Bark: thick bark, coarse grain with a very pronounced resinous odor
- Color: reddish-colored wood
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