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Aleppo pine

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An evergreen conifer native to the Mediterranean area. Aleppo Pine has a very rapid growth rate, does not tolerate harsh winters and prefers a mild climate. It is a species used for reforestation of difficult areas or as a resin tree from which a substance, turpentine, used in industry, is extracted. The tough, heavy and durable wood is mainly used in construction or rustic carpentry. In the past, the bark was sought after by fishermen to dye their nets red. Recommended for those with a warm, Mediterranean soul.

Scientific name: Pinus halepensis
Common name: Aleppo pine

Evergreen plant with irregular habit and a loose, spreading crown 10-15 meters high. Stem grows often sloping, characterized by light-gray bark, reddish in cracks. The leaves are slightly prickly needles, growing in pairs, light green in color and 3-8 cm long.

It is a species used for reforestation of difficult areas or as a resin essence from which a substance, turpentine, used in industry, is extracted. The tough, heavy and durable wood is mainly used in construction or rustic carpentry. In the past, the bark was sought after by fishermen to dye their nets red.

Aleppo pine is a forest plant that is used mainly for ornamental purposes. On the eastern coasts of the Mediterranean, it is cultivated for the production of an edible resin used in food preservation.

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What makes it unique

23,00 Kg
of CO2 captured over a year
15 meters

reachable height

250 years

maximum life expectancy

Forests where you can grow your own Aleppo pine, adopting or giving it away.

Bosco San Lio
Italy
Carlentini (SR)