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  • Stone pine from Tyrol
  • Carpenter quality
  • Manual production
  • Sustainability
  • Stone pine from Tyrol
Austrian pine forests cover only about 1% of Austria. However, this particular tree is sustainable. Nature conservation is important and essential - the forests are increasing!

The stone pine is one of nature's true survival specialists, living high in the most inhospitable regions in the Alps. Here are some additional interesting characteristics and general information about this rare and precious beauty.

THE QUEEN OF THE ALPS

The Stone pine, Zirbe, Zirbekiefer, Arbe, Arve, or pinus cembra is a conifer belonging to the pine tree family, almost exclusively growing in the central alps. Appropriately named Queen of the Alps it has a very small growth distribution area. These trees make up only about 1% of the overall tree population of Austria and captivate with their beauty and sheer hardiness.

THE CENTENNIAL

The stone pine grows 25-30 metres tall and, in some cases, can reach an age of 1000 years or more. The trunk is a brown reddish colour. The needles are 5-10cm in length and divide up into clusters of 5 needles per shoot. The seeds are called stone pine nuts even though in reality they are cones up to 8 cm in size, surrounded by a thick shell. On the inside it has a typically purple reddish colour.

THE DURABLE

The stone pine usually grows on acidy, nutrient- deficient soil. They are robust and survive temperatures of -40c without a problem. They often look disheveled and deformed because of the extreme weather conditions and lightning strikes up in the higher alpine regions.

THE BEAUTY

The wood of the stone pine is soft and light in weight making it especially suitable for the production and manufacturing of furniture and other sustainable premium products. The wood of the stone pine impresses through its dark branches and its extraordinarily beautiful wood grain.

How much power and power is in these sustainable trees has been described in detail in the preceding. Finally sleep through with the power of the Swiss stone pine.
The essential oils in the Swiss stone pine soothe, lower the pulse, the heartbeat, the heart rate and make us fall asleep easier and more relaxed.

THE SUSTAINABLE

Due to sustainable management the stone pine is not endangered. The overall population has been increasing in Austria for many years, mainly through natural evolution but also as a result of human planting programmes. With appropriate techniques the old wood population is regenerated and this has an ongoing protective and positive effect on the stone pine.

THE FRAGRANT

It is not just the unique grain that provides a sense of wellbeing, but also (and especially) the characteristic, aromatic fragrances which remind one of a walk in the forest in the springtime. The essential oils contained in the stone pine can last for decades.

THE HEALER

Residents of the Alpine region have known all about the calming, healing and health inducing properties of the stone pine for centuries. They appreciate the beauty of the wood, plus the soothing effect and the pleasant fragrance. That’s the reason why the wood of the stone pine is often used for beds and furniture and has been generally appreciated in those alpine regions since the dawn of time.

THE HEALTH PROVIDER

The Alps remains one of the few unstressed areas of our planet. The air is fresh and the soils are good, both of which show in the quality of the stone pine.