Scientific Name: Pinus echinata, Slash Pine Pinus ellioti, Pinus palustris, Pinus taeda
Naturally grown in the Southeast of the United States, it is a slow growing Pine species that is considerably harder than other Pines. SYP when sold contains 4 species of pine Shortleaf Pine, Slash Pine, and Loblolly Pine. Loblolly pine being the fast growing and most in demand in the recent years. SYP’s is straight with a fine to medium texture. Given its high resin content, it offers a distinct yellowish color.
The tight growth rings yielded a very strong and dense wood. It works well with both hand and machine tools but nailing can be challenging. It finishes and glues well.