Maritime Pine

Pinus pinaster













The Maritime pine is a rarity in the north of England as it is more commonly found in the south; in fact it is often referred to as the ‘Bournemouth Pine’.

Maritime pines grow quickly and are often used to stabilise dunes or to provide shelter in windy spots near the coast.

The cones are stalkless and persist for many years in the branches, if they survive the attentions of the squirrels.

Maritime Pine in Parkwood

Maritime Pine in Parkwood


The tree has fine timber but is mainly used for its sap in:

  • Tar
  • Turpentine
  • Resin

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