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Pinus halepensis

AuthorityMiller
FamilyPinopsida:Pinaceae
SynonymsPinus maritima
Common namesAleppo pine, Jerusalem pine, Aleppoden, pino d'Aleppo, pin blanc, pin d'Alep, pinheiro do Alepo, pinheiro de Jerusalem, pinheiro casquinha, pinheiro Frances, pino carrasco
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Ecocrop code8634



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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A needleleaf, evergreen, coniferous pine tree attaing heights of 15-27 m. The trunk is straight and may reach a diameter of 50-100 cm. The crown is open, irregular spreading. USES Timber is used for general construction, carpentry, particle-board, boxes, crates, mine timbers, railway crossties, utility poles and the wood is utilized as firewood and fuel. The tree porvide resin and tannin. It is planted for soil conservation, shelterbelts and as an ornamental. Mentioned as a possible agroforestry species. KILLING T Frost resistant to -20°C for breif and occasional cold spells. GROWING PERIOD Rather slow growing perennial evergreen tree. The average height growth is 0.3-0.5 m per year up to 50 years. Withstands droughts of 5-6 months. COMMON NAMES Aleppo pine, Jerusalem pine, Pino de Alepo, Pino carrasco, Pin d'Alep, Aleppo-Kiefer, Sanaoubar, Sanaoubar halabi, Misindano. FURTHER INF Aleppo pine can be found at elevations between sea level and 2500 m. The tree occur naturally within the latitudinal range of 30-44°N. Optimum annual wood production is 12 m3/ha, in Italy good strains produce 6 m3/ha per year. It may suffer phosphorus and nitrogen deficiency on deep podzolized sands. The tree is drought hardy, fire and termite resistant and tolerates salt winds.
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SOURCES (Pinus halepensis Mill.)
Little E 1983 pp 217-218 [USE, RAIN, KTMP, FER, DEP, SAL, DRA]
Webb D 1984 pp 214 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, SAL, LIG, USE]
Sims D (pers. comm.)
National RC 1980 pp 142
INSPIRE species 131 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, SAL, LIG, USE]
Hensleight T 1988 pp 383 [TEMP, RAIN, TEXT, SAL, DRA, USE]